Liberal Arts Expertise Around Issues of Race, Justice, Dignity, and Respect
In the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd, we are bereaved and share in the sorrow of this moment. For our African American community members, friends, and colleagues the pain and grief are felt especially deeply. As we strive to comprehend this loss and the events that have followed, we are committed to giving voice to how we can advocate for and serve the causes of justice and civil liberties.
"CLA is the campus home for research, teaching, and community engagement in the study of race, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality. Our departments of African American & African Studies; American Indian Studies; Chicano & Latino Studies; American Studies; and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; and the Asian American Studies Program are among the first and most prominent in their respective fields. And our departments across the arts, humanities, and social science address issues of race, justice, dignity, and respect in their research, creative work, and instruction.
We in CLA will continue to provide the leadership in this work that is so critically needed in our community and our society today." — John Coleman, dean
Our faculty are bringing their insights and expertise to benefit and teach local, national, and international communities. This depth of understanding leads to their being called upon by media for insights and clarity—especially during times of tragedy. Here are examples of recent contributions to these ongoing, important conversations.
(Last updated July 8, 2020)
Statements of Support and Commitment
- College of Liberal Arts
- African American & African Studies
- American Indian Studies
- Classical & Near Eastern Studies
- Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
- Human Rights Program
- Journalism & Mass Communication
- Political Science (PDF)
- Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences