In the strongest possible terms, we condemn systemic and institutionalized racism, violence against the Black community, and police brutality.
We are actively working to improve diversity, inclusion, and social awareness at CIERA, in both immediate and sustainable ways, as we learn from and support each other.
From CIERA’s leadership and entire community:
We express solidarity with the Black community and all people of color who are suffering by continued deliberate and systematic attacks on their lives, livelihoods, and peace. Violence in a civil society is unacceptable and no one should be targeted because of the color of their skin. This has to stop. Join us in condemning racism and white supremacy as intolerable in a country working to build social justice. In CIERA we value every single individual for their unique humanity and work.
On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in support of #Strike4BlackLives (learn more at Shut Down STEM and Particles for Justice) CIERA will suspend all official meetings and encourage all CIERA members (students, postdocs, faculty, and staff) to focus on caring for themselves and their communities and/or educating themselves on the issues of systemic racism plaguing our society for far too long.
We stand committed and united and we are actively pursuing ways to create a diverse, inclusive academic and professional environment.