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Black Lives Matter & Global Racial Justice

In line with our mission to educate globally engaged citizens and contribute to peace and justice in the world, the Center for International Studies (CIS) announces its “Black Lives Matter and Global Racial Justice” initiative, an integrative and evolving commitment to addressing racism and its many manifestations in the U.S. and abroad.

Our position paper, “Black Lives Matter: Center for International Studies’ Position on Social Justice and Equity,” which inaugurates the initiative, is both a statement of principles and an action plan. It prompts us to consider and respond to fundamental structures, practices, and sensibilities that inform racism, racial discrimination, and other forms of racial inequity, which range from the subtle to the stark.

We also join OHIO’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion in condemning the ongoing Anti-Asian Violence and calling or Solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities and we stand with Ohio University in supporting  students, faculty, and staff affected by the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.