Dear GWS Community,
The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies is deeply saddened and outraged by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and Tony Robinson among numerous others. We condemn white supremacy, police violence, and all forms of racism, interpersonal and structural, and we honor the pain that these forces have caused our Black students, faculty and staff. We stand in solidarity with those protesting this country’s ongoing, centuries-long legacy of anti-Black violence and we write to affirm our support for the dignity of all our Black community members. As educators and as feminists, we pledge not only to continue our fight for racial justice, but to intensify that fight to meet the scale of the crises with which we are faced in the present moment.
The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison