Condemning Violence & Racism

Posted on June 8th, 2020 by

Statement Condemning Violence & Racism
The Library faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College support the Association of College & Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Society of American Archivists in condemning violence and racism towards Black people and all people of color. We endorse the statement of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, which condemns the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers within the Minneapolis Police Department. We endorse the statement of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, which denounces the rise in racism and xenophobia against Asians and Asian/Pacific Americans in wake of the outbreak of COVID-19. We uphold the principle that freedom of expression, including the freedoms of speech and assembly, is an inalienable human right. We affirm our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to advancing the production and dissemination of knowledge and exchange of ideas for justice.

Signed by Rachel Flynn, Julie Gilbert, Anna Hulseberg, Jeff Jenson, Dan Mollner, and Michelle Twait

 


One Comment

  1. Gerard Saylor says:

    Right on.

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