MESALC Statement on Anti-Racism
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 Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to Engage in Self-Care
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