Statement of Solidarity with the Black Community

The Department of Geography vehemently denounces the systemic racism and violence that have led to the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others. We call for solidarity with our Black students, faculty, staff, neighbors, and community. We also call for humility, learning, listening, and action. As a department, we reaffirm our commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that correct the untruths and break the silence that have contributed to anti-blackness, building on anti-racist work in geography. We pledge to continue to educate ourselves, engage in critical dialogues, and work towards strengthening inclusivity and diversity. We believe that geographers are playing an important role in shaping a better and more humane world.

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