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DES & WGST Statement of Solidarity with Palestine

May 18, 2021

Palestine is a Feminist Issue: The Department of Women and Gender Studies and the Department of Ethnic Studies stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people and their right to self-determination. We condemn the settler colonial violence of the Israeli state in Sheikh Jarrah and now in Gaza, and join the...

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DES & WGST Statement on the Killing of Asian Women in Atlanta

March 18, 2021

Statement by the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Department of Women and Gender Studies on the Killing of Asian Women in Atlanta March 18, 2021 The horrific killing of six Asian and Asian American women by a white man in Atlanta has yet again brought to light the violences...

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DES Supports CNAIS Statement on Kennedy's "Trail of Tears" Remark

Sept. 4, 2020

CNAIS (Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies) issued the following statement in response to CU President Kennedy’s recent remarks about “a trail of tears” in a Faculty Council meeting. The Department of Ethnic Studies stands with CNAIS and their statement.

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An Anti-Racist CU, CU Anti-Racism Creed, & Action Plan

July 27, 2020

Please join the Department of Ethnic Studies in adopting An Anti-Racist CU : Classroom Language & Practices from RadBIPoC Women & Femmes Collective, the CU Anti-Racism Creed , and A Plan of Action : Divesting from CU Campus Police for Investment in CU BIPOC.

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We Condemn Racist Police Violence

June 1, 2020

The Departments of Ethnic Studies and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder condemn the police killing of Mr. George Floyd. This killing adds to a long list of over 1250 folks of African descent killed by police since 2005, not taking into account acts of police...

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Congratulations, Ethnic Studies Graduates!

May 6, 2020

Dear Graduates, We are honored to recognize you today, on Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho lands, the next generation of leaders, thinkers, poets, and builders. You have emerged like the wind refreshing us with new ways of thinking and seeing the world, offering new imaginaries and possibilities. You have built on...

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DES Support: A Mental Health Guide for People of Color

April 6, 2020

The Department of Ethnic Studies would like to share A Mental Health Guide for People of Color , brought to you by the Oberlin College Counseling Center, Health Promotion, and Multicultural Resource Center. Oberlin College has graciously let us share this information, and has encouraged others to share widely as...

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DES Statement about Anti-Asian Harassment and the COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus

March 2, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control recently announced that the COVID-19/novel coronavirus may spread in the United States. As people take precautions to stay healthy , the Ethnic Studies department wants to also acknowledge the rise of anti-Asian (especially anti-Chinese) harassment that many Asian Americans (particularly those who look East Asian)...

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Department Statement on Recent Racist Remarks

Oct. 9, 2019

We, the faculty and staff in the Department of Ethnic Studies, stand in direct condemnation of white supremacist hate speech and acts. Recent footage of racist hate speech directed at Black students studying at the Engineering Center on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 has compelled us to issue a statement of...

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Department Statement on DACA

Sept. 13, 2017

We, the faculty and staff of the Department of Ethnic Studies, declare our resolute endorsement of DACA and our unconditional support for Dreamer students and everyone threatened by the current climate of white supremacy, transphobia, and xenophobia. We condemn the unwarranted criminalization of migrants, the poor, people of color, members...