Solidarity Statement from the Center for Diversity and Social Justice
The CDSJ expresses deep concern about the KKK propaganda being spread in our community-at-large. As a result of living in a flawed society, one in which the lives of certain people are sadly deemed less valuable than others and the current political climate many individuals may feel overwhelmed with emotions. It is our responsibility as a community to come together and confront the challenges that face us with respect and compassion. The CDSJ is committed to supporting and acknowledging differences while safeguarding the inclusion of all members of the university. We want to express with sincerity that we are diligently working to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment. Our doors are open and we invite you to stop in. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “we must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.”
Ever wondered what the future would look like if we diversified our heroes?
Diversifying our heroes and excavating their struggles from the margins of history may just be the first step toward imagining a different world.
Promoting equity, respect and social justice through programs, structures, outreach and participation in the curricular, co-curricular lives of students, faculty and staff. Through programming and advocacy the center will work to build a nurturing campus community that understands and celebrates diversity, while facilitating inclusion, supporting academic success and creative expression.