Statement from the Executive Committee of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean in Solidarity with Black students, faculty, staff, and community members
Anti-racism is central to CERLAC’s mission. The research CERLAC promotes has long been concerned with systemic racism in Latin America and the Caribbean, and its manifestations of discrimination and violence against Black people, racialized people and Indigenous people in the western hemisphere.
Recent horrendous acts of violence against Black people have caused us pain. We condemn these acts and the ongoing acts of racism committed in both the US and Canada on a daily basis. We stand in solidarity with our Black students, colleagues, and community members outside of the academy in demanding justice and equality in our society.
We recognize that more needs to be done. Anti-racism is an ongoing practice and so, we wish to reaffirm our commitment to reflecting an anti-racist agenda in all of CERLAC's activities.