April 21, 2021Print | PDF
Dear Laurier community,
George Floyd’s murder on May 25, 2020, at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer triggered outrage and grief, expressed in mass protests around the world. Many in our university community shared their own lived experiences with racism and racial injustice. While yesterday’s guilty verdict in this case is a step toward justice, it is also a reminder of the continued work that we need to do in our own communities to combat systemic racism.
The past year has seen the Laurier community build a collective commitment to taking direct action, providing the necessary resources and infrastructure, holding ourselves and others accountable, and working toward racial justice.
There is much more work to do, and we are committed to building an academic community that recognizes the dignity and value of each and every one of its students, staff and faculty members.
President and Vice-Chancellor
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