Juneteenth, also referred to as Liberation Day, calls for us not only to remember the legacy of racism in this country but also to commit to dismantling the effects of white supremacy and systemic oppression through actions that promote antiracism and eradicate anti-Black racism in our communities.
This is indeed a bittersweet moment for so many in our campus community, especially our Black community. True, George Floyd did receive a measure of justice, but the events of May 25, 2020 should never have happened.
I am writing to share my outrage, grief and sadness at yet another episode of violence that we heard about on March 16, the hateful killing of eight people in the Atlanta area, at least six of whom were Asian or Asian American women.
In advance of the spring quarter time schedule being posted this Friday, we are writing to share the plans for the Tacoma campus this spring, as well as our intent to return to in-person instruction this fall.