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MESALC joins President Ryan, Dean Baucom and other UVA departments and programs in most strongly condemning and unequivocally denouncing systematic racism that has been manifested most recently in the heartless and brutal killings of innocent black people. MESALC most vocally rejects all forms of marginalization, biases, harassments, exploitations, and targeted violence nationally and internationally. Our department stands united with our students, staff, colleagues, and community against all forms of racism, inequities, injustices, and brutalities.


MESALC prides itself on being a beacon of linguistic, cultural, and intellectual diversity and inclusion and we will most diligently continue our noble academic mission to build cultural bridges and disseminate global fluencies through research, teaching, and engagement.


 Resources for Engaging in Anti-Racism Work and Practicing Solidarity

·      Resources for Engaging in Anti-Racism Work

·      We are Living in a Racist Pandemic 

·      Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay – Chances are They’re Not

·      Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma

·      If You See Something, Do Something Instead of Calling the Cops

·      What to Do Instead of Calling the Police


Resources for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to Engage in Self-Care

·      Surviving & Resisting Hate: A Toolkit for People of Color

·      Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling with this Very Painful Week

·      Self-Care for People of Color after Psychological Trauma


Image credit: Black Lives Matter, "Social Media Graphics."

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