Additional Statements

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

As a charity, protest, and performance organization, the Scruffy City Sisters are united in the urgent need to take concrete steps to dismantle white supremacy in all its forms and move toward a world free of institutional racism, agism, sexism, and handicap discrimination.

The Scruffy City Sisters stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of color, our friends of all genders and abilities, our elders, and our juniors. We will be there to march with you. We will use our voices for you. We will work with you to advance our journey towards justice.

Knoxville NAACP:

Black Lives Matter Knoxville:

Knoxville Centro Hispano:

Arab American Club of Knoxville:

Knoxville Area Urban League:

Highlander Center:

Knoxville Asian Festival:

Hindu Community Center of Knoxville:

Knoxville disABILITY Resource Center:

Tennessee Disability Coalition:

Knoxville Office on Aging:

Gay Men’s Discussion Group:

Lesbian Social Group of Knoxville:


Knoxville YWCA:

Land Acknowledgement

Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Scruffy City Sisters acknowledge this is the ancestral homeland of the Yuchi, Muscogee (Creek), and Cherokee peoples. As they are the traditional stewards of this land, please join us in celebrating their communities, elders both past and present, as well as future generations. We are committed to the process of working to dismantle the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism.

Native American Indian Association of Tennessee –

McClung Museum –