Statements of Solidarity

Resolution of Solidarity - Board of Trustees

June 5, 2020 - Resolution in Support of Solidarity with the Black/African American Community and Commitment to Greater Equity and Anti-Racism
RESOLVED, that the Board supports the JOINT RESOLUTION AFFIRMING OUR COMMITMENT TO STUDENT SUCCESS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS of the California community college trustees (CCCT) Board and chief executive officers of California community colleges (CEOCCC) Board adopted on June 5, 2020 including the recommendations in the resolution.

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Statement of Solidarity - President & Cabinet

June 1, 2020, Santa Rosa, CA – Today I speak on behalf of myself and the members of President’s Cabinet, all of whom stand in solidarity with you against racism, discrimination, and hate in all of its forms. Our community has been faced with incredible challenges over the last few years and I know that the grief that we share over this latest injustice is almost too much to bear. I have felt anger, guilt, and helplessness. I have readily shed tears as my heart aches for the family and friends of George Floyd and all those who have been the victims of such violence.

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Statement of Solidarity - Admissions & Records

June 9, 2020 - The Admissions, Records and Enrollment Development (A&R) team offer ourselves to the collective solidarity of our college community, and all those who support our Black and African American students, colleagues, friends, family members, and those in our local and global community. 

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Statement of Solidarity - Art Department

June 4, 2020  - The SRJC art department is committed to the Black Lives Matter movement. We are committed to supporting and representing the voices of black and brown students, artists, and members of our community.

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Statement of Solidarity - APAHE, Hui Pulama Mau & APASS 

May 31, 2020 - The SRJC chapter of Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE), Hui Pulama Mau, and APASS stand in unity, solidarity, and love with our Black brothers and sisters. 

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Statement of Solidarity - Bear Cub Scholars-CalWORKs-EOPS-CARE-NextUp

June 15, 2020, Santa Rosa, CA – We stand in solidarity with our African American/Black community that has faced oppression and injustices for years, across our nation. We grieve for the frustration and exhaustion that has been felt and that the African American/Black community continues to feel and experience. We are not new to struggles. In fact, our programs were created by standing up to injustice and inequity. We condemn not only those involved in the death of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor but all lives lost to police brutality. We stand against a white-as-superior mindset that after more than 400 years still allows the constant and continuous infliction of emotional and physical pain against African American/Black men and women, all without fear of reprisal or accountability.

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Statement of Solidarity - Business

June 9, 2020, Santa Rosa, CA – As collegial members of the SRJC community, as responsible and empathetic humans, and as supportive educators tasked with inspiring and preparing generations of students, the Business Department fully honor the Black Lives Matter social movement -- and all for which it stands.

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Statement of Solidarity - Classified Senate

June 10, 2020 - The Classified Senate joins all in solidarity at the abuses and the deaths of our black brothers and sisters happening in our country and has been happening for far too long. 

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Statement of Solidarity - Communication Studies

June 12, 2020 - The Communication Studies Department commits to take action on both personal and professional levels. We stand in solidarity with our Black and African American community and hold ourselves accountable for becoming actively anti-racist as individuals and as an institution. 

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Statement of Solidarity - Computer Studies

June 9, 2020 - The faculty and staff of the Computer Studies Department would like to express their support of the current civil protests and other efforts of our fellow citizens in exposing and condemning the unjust murders of black Americans and the systemic racism that continues to perpetuate the violence and oppression of black people in America.

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Statement of Solidarity - Counseling

June 4, 2020 - The faculty and staff of the Counseling Department unequivocally stand in solidarity with our Black and African American community..

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Statement of Solidarity - Culinary Arts Department

June 15, 2020, Santa Rosa, CA – The Culinary Arts Department would like to express our steadfast solidarity with our black/African American colleagues, students, and community members. We wish to share our deep sorrow and condemnation for the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless other humans who have lost their lives because of the racism so deeply embedded into the foundations of our country. We say loudly: Black lives matter.

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Statement of Solidarity - Deaf Community

June 3, 2020 - As members of the Sonoma County Deaf Community, we stand in solidarity with our Black/African American colleagues, friends, family, advocates, and community.

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Statement of Solidarity - Disability Resources

June 3, 2020 - As members of the Sonoma County Deaf Community, we stand in solidarity with our Black/African American colleagues, friends, family, advocates, and community.

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Statement of Solidarity - District Police

June 5, 2020 - The men and women of the SRJC District Police Department resolutely denounce racism and police brutality and understand that our duty to protect our community is most urgent when we are witness to any police officer using excessive force.  We are committed to working alongside our community to create a more equitable and just environment for our Black and African American students, colleagues and members of our SRJC community.  We believe black lives matter.

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Statement of Solidarity - Embracing a Culture of Inclusion Program

June 4, 2020 -At a time when so many are so done with what is so broken, change must occur in order to support our Black/African American colleagues, friends, and family as well as all members of our community.  Individuals will decide how to participate, becoming agents united for positive change, and the more we can work together to insist on change, the greater potential for impact in the change that we promote.

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Statement of Solidarity - EHS

June 9, 2020 - The members of SRJC’s Environmental Health and Safety Department are appalled and saddened by the senseless loss of George Floyd, and the many others who have suffered a similar fate at the hands of racism in our society. We are determined to send a public pledge to you that no member of the SRJC EH&S Department will remain silent in the face of these outrageous and unforgiveable acts of violence against black people in our communities, and we wish you to know we fully support all peaceful protests occurring at SRJC, in our communities, and across our nation.

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Statement of Solidarity - HEP

June 9, 2020 - The SRJC High School Equivalency Program (HEP) staff humbly joins our Black/African American brothers and sisters in voice, spirit, and solidarity.  We embrace this time as a moment of self-reflection and an opportunity to learn, grow and change decades of unconscious bias that we carry deep inside

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Statement of Solidarity - HOPE

June 9, 2020 - The staff of the HOPE Program stand in solidarity and raise our voices with those who take action against all forms of racism, hate, and discrimination. 

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Statement of Solidarity - Intercultural Centers

June 11, 2020 - At SRJC Intercultural Centers, we re-commit to cultivating space, resources, and support for students engaged in the struggle for social justice.

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Statement of Solidarity - International Students Program

June 4, 2020 - The International Student Program team humbly offer ourselves to the collective solidarity of our college community, and all those who support our Black and African American colleagues, friends, family members, and those in our local and global community. 

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Statement of Solidarity - Latinx Faculty and Staff Association

May 30, 2020 - We, the Latinx Faculty and Staff Association (LFSA) herby stand in solidarity with our African American community during these difficult times.

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Statement of Solidarity - Libraries & Media Services

June 7, 2020 - In response to the murder of George Floyd, the ongoing epidemic of racism, and the resulting civil unrest that has permeated the core of our nation, the SRJC Libraries & Media Services departments stand together in solidarity with our Black/African American community. 

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Statement of Solidarity - Office of Institutional Research

June 8, 2020 - The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) does not often take positions on public issues or policies.  It is our job to remain neutral, to report the facts, data, and analysis. However, data and facts have the power to frame conversations and policies, and remaining neutral is often seen as a tacit endorsement of the status quo.  It is our duty to stand in solidarity, condemning the systemic racism that exists within both our nation and our local communities. 

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Statement of Solidarity - Office of Student Life, Equity & Engagement

May 31, 2020 - The Office of Student Life, Equity & Engagement (SLEE) unequivocally stands in solidarity with our Black/African American community and all communities of color and their perpetual struggles with systemic racism. 

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Statement of Solidarity - Performing Arts Program

June 3, 2020 - The faculty, staff, and students of the Performing Arts programs at Santa Rosa Junior College (Music, Theatre Arts, SRT, and Dance) raise our voices to join the swelling chorus of solidarity with those crying out their truth and with all those sounding the clarion call that Black Lives Matter and major social change is needed.

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Statement of Solidarity - Public Safety Training Center

June 8, 2020 - The Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) staff stands in solidarity with the SRJC community in denouncing racism. 

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Statement of Solidarity - SEIU

June 8, 2020 - SEIU 1021 stands up showing unity in support of protecting Black lives,  united in our belief that our country must work for ALL of us, regardless of our origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or the color of our skin.  Together, we must speak out against the continuous oppression inflicted upon Black people and other communities of color.  

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Statement of Solidarity - Shone Farm

June 9, 2020 - The staff at Shone Farm wish to add our voices to those making a public commitment to fight racism and oppression and to promote equity on campus and in our community. 

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Statement of Solidarity - Social Sciences Department

June 4, 2020 - The Social Sciences Department at SRJC stands with our fellow faculty, staff, and students in condemning the long-standing systemic police violence directed at people of color on our campus, in our Sonoma County community, and around the country.

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Statement of Solidarity - SRJC Petaluma

June 4, 2020 - SRJC Petaluma recognized the challenges faced by minoritized colleagues and students and created the first Intercultural Center at SRJC. 

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Statement of Solidarity - STEM Clusters

June 4, 2020 - The members of the departments of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are saddened by the tragic killing of George Floyd and the continued systemic racism that has adversely and disproportionately impacted Black humans. We swiftly and unequivocally reject racially motivated brutality in all its forms. 

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Statement of Solidarity - Student Health Services

June 3, 2020 - The staff at Student Health Services stand with our colleagues in support of both furthering the dialogue and taking action to reduce prejudice and discrimination.

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Statement of Solidarity - Women's History Month Committee

May 31, 2020 - We, as the Women’s History Month Committee, stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and all those who are victims of or fight against racism and discrimination. We stand in solidarity with SRJC students, staff, and faculty of color who deal with institutionalized and overt racism day in and day out.

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Statement of Solidarity - World Languages Department

June 11, 2020 - The World Language faculty add our voices to the many with love and solidarity and hope for change.

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