Black Rams Matter.

WE ARE WITH YOU. BLACK RAMS MATTER.

The Libraries stands in solidarity with CSU’s Black and African American faculty, staff, students, and community, and echoes CSU’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity’s Note of Solidarity in response to recent, and past, racist atrocities committed against Black people across the nation, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, Ahmaud Arbery, Nina Pop and Christian Cooper.

We acknowledge our responsibility as allies to help create a community that is anti-racist, and one that actively values and affirms Black lives.

Modern librarianship rests on an essential set of core values, with those values including cherishing diversity and recognizing our social responsibility to inform and educate others in order to help ameliorate or solve the critical problems of our society.

While we cannot alleviate the pain, we will work to support the Office of the Vice President for Diversity’s promise to do “all we can to challenge and change systems of inequity that perpetuate anti-Blackness, racism, and bias within our university.” We are with you. Black Rams Matter.

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