We, the Executive Board and other members of CESJ, stand in solidarity with those at The University of Missouri, Yale University, Ithaca College, Howard University, Emory University, Wesleyan University, Brown University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Claremont College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Purdue, University of Oregon, Drake University, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Vanderbilt University, Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University, Columbia University, Rutgers University, Albany University, UCLA, Stanford University, Stony Brook University, the University of Iowa, and Iowa State University, and all other college and university students continuing to protest in solidarity with the students at Mizzou and in opposition to the racism on their own campuses.
We recognize the significance of your protest and unified stance against intolerance, blatant acts of racism, racial microaggressions, and apathy. We also understand that these institutions of higher education represent hundreds more that continue to operate in toxic environments for people of color. We herald the use student protest in higher education, which has an important historical legacy as a mechanism for disrupting institutional policies and practices that exclude, marginalize, and disenfranchise students of color. We stand in solidarity with these groups and are ready to offer our resources and energies to these efforts, as they/we demand institutions that are safe and inclusive spaces for all students.
Keisha Green, Co-Chair
Katy Swalwell, Co-Chair
Alyssa Hadley-Dunn, Emeritus Co-Chair
Rita Kohli, Emeritus Co-Chair
Bianca Baldridge, Communications Co-Chair
Sosanya Jones, Communications Co-Chair
Cleveland Hayes, Program Co-Chair
Sandra Osorio, Program Co-Chair
Terry Flennaugh, Fiscal Co-Chair
Laura Quaynor, Fiscal Co-Chair