Our Commitment to Diversity
The College of Social Work unequivocally supports Black Lives Matter.
We support continued peaceful protests. We support reform in how we police our communities, and accountability when police break the law. And we recognize that racism and oppression are further reflected in unequal access to education, housing, health care and employment.
We invite you to recognize this fundamental truth: Inaction, yours and ours, supports a societal status quo that perpetuates racism and inequality. And we invite you to replace fear and confusion with compassion and curiosity and learn more with us. As a college, we will even further focus our teaching, research and community advocacy to advance principles of anti-racism. Social work exists as a profession because living in our society is harmful to many. That should break your heart. And fill you with resolve for what could be.
Tom Gregoire, Dean
Ramona Denby, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Lisa Durham, Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement
Bridget Freisthler, Associate Dean of Research
Eric Bode, Chief Administrative Officer
Elaine Siegfried, Associate Director, HR Business Partner
2020 #BLM Activation and Resource Guide
This resource guide was compiled by member of the College of Social Work community to help deepen learning and connect with action in support of the Movement for Black Lives. We welcome your contributions as well. Contact Advocacy Director Steve David (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have additional information or questions.