In this moment, we ask of ourselves and of the sustainability community that we all continue to take action and reflect on the work necessary to create a more socially, environmentally, and racially just world. We stand in solidarity with our Black students, staff, faculty and community members.
In the words of Chancellor Carol Christ and Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion Oscar Dubón, Jr. in their recent statement on racism and police brutality:
"We must call out and hold accountable our broken structures, build bridges that will lead to mutual understanding and respect across differences, and work to create a future in which we can all thrive, especially in these most challenging times. This work must happen across the nation -- and it must happen on a local level as well."
Their full statement may be read at Berkeley News. Other campus statements were issued by john a. powell, director of Berkeley's Othering & Belonging Institute, the UC Berkeley Labor Center, and Cal's coaches. UC's Office of the President also issued a statement. Read more from California leaders.