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In Solidarity

Solidarity Statement

 

As staff members in the Mustang Success Center, we raise our voices in solidarity with BlackLives.

We will not be silent or compliant to racism, police brutality, or systemic oppression.

The murders of Tony McDade, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and scores of other Black men, women, non-binary folx, youth, and children weigh heavily upon us. They have abruptly reiterated that we are witnessing the effects of institutionalized racism all over the country. This moment in history is only a small view of the historical legacy of anti-black violence and murder.

Collectively and individually, we stand against and explicitly condemn the actions of white supremacy, police brutality, and the dehumanization of people of color. We hold ourselves accountable to disrupt systems of oppression and anti-blackness in our office, Cal Poly, and our communities.

The Mustang Success Center is committed to:

  • Keep an open door for students to discuss these issues, sit with pain, frustration, and anger, and to connect students with resources to continue healing and learning
  • Be agents of change for racial justice through our advising interactions, advisor trainings, and educational workshops
  • Promote critical dialogues within and beyond our team about how racism and other forms of structural oppression and structural inequalities affect us, our relationships, our organizations, and our communities
  • Acknowledge that silence and inaction contribute to the maintenance of ongoing institutional racism and other structural inequalities

For our continued education and those who wish to join our efforts,the Mustang Success Center team shares the following resources:

Starting out and Continuing learning

Why should I care?

Self-Work

Building Community and Healing

Get Involved

 

In solidarity,

Mustang Success Center

 

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