Rutgers School of Social Work recognizes the events that have taken place in recent weeks – murder, police brutality, and racial injustice – have caused great suffering across our community.
The loss of Black lives, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, serve as a painful reminder of the systemic and institutionalized racism that have plagued the United States for centuries. They are also a reminder that we, as social workers, have much more work to do in the fight towards injustice. This is a historic moment that we hope can serve as a catalyst to galvanize real and lasting change.
We have created a list of actions, including petitions, numbers to call, and places to donate, as well as anti-racist readings, resources for protecting oneself, and additional information around demanding justice. Many resources were crowd sourced from attendees of the Fourth Annual Challenging Racial Disparities Conference hosted by the SSW on June 2, 2020.
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