Message to the community
- As we grieve for what is only the most recently publicized racial injustice death, George Floyd, as well as the many lost to COVID-19 with disproportionate losses among people of color, we reassert our commitment to advance and sustain a diverse and just environment in which all people are valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. But voicing our commitment is not enough, we must act. We must respect and support one another. We must value the unique perspectives and experiences of others, and recognize the realities of social injustice. And we must stand together with all people, for all people. We must all be the change. We urge you to vote in every election, call out social injustice, and speak up as an ally. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama Stand together. Be the change. Black Lives Matter.