Full CCBL Statement of Solidarity
Dear Students, Colleagues, and Community Members,
Over the past several weeks, actions have erupted on a national and global scale to demand the end of police violence. As protestors stand up for Black lives and for the dismantling of the police and carceral state, we share this statement in order to ensure honesty, transparency and accountability about how the CCBL is standing up for Black lives.
At the CCBL, we find strength and inspiration from students, faculty, and community partners and (re)commit ourselves to uplifting Black lives and dismantling systems of racism and anti- Blackness. In addition to supporting the movement’s call to abolish police departments and instead invest in communities, we believe All Black Lives Matter and that victims and families of police brutality deserve justice and healing for the trauma that they have endured. Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color must be centered, supported, and uplifted during this time. We must continue practicing values of reciprocity and community building with our most marginalized communities.
Since the CCBL exists in a primarily white institution, we commit to being in partnership and solidarity with Black-led community partners and organizations. Specifically, we see the importance of leveraging our financial resources in a productive manner. As such and in this time, we are supporting the Audre Lorde Project, BLM-LA, Gender Justice LA, JusticeLA, LACAN, Southern California Library as partners in our work.
We have also linked below resources on donations, actions, and educational toolkits that you can tap into and support. We hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe while engaging in revolutionary politics.
IN PARTNERSHIP & SOLIDARITY,
THE CCBL TEAM