Solidarity with #ShutDownAcademia

June 10, 2020
Hashtags "Shut Down STEM" and "Shut Down Academia" June 10, 2020

The Bok Center stands in solidarity with #ShutDownAcademia / #ShutDownSTEM in designating June 10th as a national day to further educate ourselves on systemic racism and how it shows up in higher education. Bok staff will be taking a day of reflection away from our previously scheduled work activities to read about anti-Black racism in academia, and to develop ideas and action items that we as a staff can implement in our work.

“In the wake of the most recent murders of Black people in the US, it is clear that white and other non-Black people have to step up and do the work to eradicate anti-Black racism. As members of the global academic and STEM communities, we have an enormous ethical obligation to stop doing “business as usual.” No matter where we physically live, we impact and are impacted by this moment in history.” -
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