ODIME and LGBTQ Resources asks our community to reflect on the countless Black lives impacted by systemic racism and violence. There is no liberation without accountability and #change. We uplift and say the names of #GeorgeFloyd, #BreonnaTaylor, #TonyMcDade, and #AmaudArbery and reaffirm that #BLACKLIVESMATTER. ✊🏾 While we ask that you reflect and grieve, we also ask that these conversations on systemic violence do not go in vain. Allyship and accountability are needed to shift our culture to centering the lives mostly impacted by oppression.
Allies, NOW is the time to take action. NOW is the time to have those uncomfortable conversations. NOW is the time to engage in and read about anti-racism. NOW is the time to ask, what are we doing to center people and lives that are often not included and systemically vulnerable?
Our office will continue to center and uplift historically-marginalized populations on campus and we will continue to work to co-create an inclusive university community.
#SayTheirNames #Justice #BLM