March and April Updates
Regarding the La Chana screening event, as of today, March 13, ArtsEmerson will suspend scheduled public gatherings with the hope of continuing more regular activity by the end of April 2020. Because of this, BAAFF, ArtsEmerson, Boston Latino International Film Festival, and Roxbury International Film Festival have decided to cancel both the March and April Shared Stories screenings.
Slowing the spread of the virus in our community, and our world, is of paramount importance for all of us. We have remained in close communication with national and local officials and public health agencies to remain up to date on the best strategies for flattening the curve.
We aim to safeguard the health of our audiences, artists, staff, and the region’s public health infrastructure in this fast-moving moment, and therefore we are following guidance from national and local public health agencies, including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Boston Public Health Commission, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
We want to amplify wisdom in the CDC anti-stigma guidelines issued recently regarding coronavirus. Collectively, we must focus on the disease that is causing the problem and avoid casting blame on individuals, cultures, or nationalities.
Please note that the updates for May and June screenings will be shared as they develop.