Diversity and Inclusion Committee Statement

Dear CUR Community:

Words cannot describe our grief and outrage at the inhumane death of George Floyd, one of many black lives lost to senseless police brutality.  We mourn with and support our black colleagues, students, within and beyond CUR, who are hurting right now and who, like all people, are entitled to feel safe within and outside their own communities.  Their rights as citizens should be protected.  The continued instances of institutional and structural violence against people of color in our nation as a whole are shameful.  Being silent is not an option.

CUR leadership reminded us of the organization’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in its recent statement against social injustice.  This is indeed a prime time and opportunity for us to collectively build momentum on the topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by doing the work that helps us to successfully achieve our diversity and strategic goals:

"Diversity and Inclusion in Undergraduate Research: Offers undergraduate research to a wider audience of undergraduates, faculty, and institutions to increase the diversity of participants, particularly from underrepresented groups and institutions."

As members of the CUR Diversity and Inclusion Committee, we stand with the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community against systemic racism and social injustice.  Equity, diversity, and inclusion are our core values, and we reaffirm our commitment to broadening participation in higher education and to being the change agents needed to create an equitable and just society.   


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