When Addressing Anti-Racism—Not Just What, But How by Sherry K. Watt & MCI Team Consortium

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When Addressing Anti - Racism — Not Just What, But How: Introducing The Theory of Being​ “No matter where the oppressed are found, the act of love is commitment to their cause—the cause of liberation. And this commitment, because it is loving, is dialogical. As an act of bravery, love cannot be sentimental; as an act of freedom, it must not serve a pretext for manipulation. It must generate other...

A Message from CHRL

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Over the last few months, we experienced the spread of COVID-19, social distancing, shutdowns, stay-at-home orders, and the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, Riah Milton and other stories that have not made national headlines. We express our solidarity with all victims of police violence and systemic racism, and supports the...

A Message from the ACPA Latinx Network

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Black Lives Matter. There is no real liberation until there is Black liberation. The ACPA [email protected]/x Network stands with Black Lives Matter. We are aware of the anti-blackness in our own communities and culture. We are enraged by the historical and recent acts of police brutality, hate crimes, and violence inflicted on Black lives. We cannot stand for the ignorant behavior that perpetuates systemic...

A Message from CSGI

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BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER The loss, hurt, and sadness our Black trans siblings have experienced at the hands of both interpersonal and systemic violence must be addressed. We need to challenge what safety looks like for Black and Brown bodies. Most importantly we must continue to interrogate and dismantle transphobia, toxic masculinity, white supremacy and anti-Blackness. Though we continue to...

What does Juneteenth mean to me?

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19 June 2020 Juneenth (also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, or Cel-Libration Day) is celebrated annually on the 19th of June, in remembrance of 19 June 1865 when federal orders were read in Galveston, Texas by Union Major General Gordon Granger that slaves in Texas were free. This is a day that historically and in present day, has been described as having particular significance to African...