In Support of Black Lives Matter

The Sociology Department, Social Justice and Social Policy Program (SJSP), and Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies (PAX) Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDRs) strongly support the Black Lives Matters movement and all efforts to address and eradicate racism. While recent documented instances of police brutality and murder have been transformative in raising awareness on persisting, systemic racial injustice, learning, awareness, and action for Black Lives Matter must continue sustainably. Brandeis University is not exempt from this responsibility.

As a result, we have compiled a list of recommendations from our Brandeis faculty and staff on ways the Brandeis community can better understand, contextualize, and analyze racism and its intentional and multifaceted impact on Black Americans. We encourage all students to use these recommendations as tools to be more intentional and stronger allies, community members, and agents of change. 

Thank you to all Brandeis Sociology, SJSP, and PAX faculty members who recommended a piece of learning. For any member of the community who has a recommendation, please feel free to fill out this form.

In solidarity, 

The Sociology Department, Social Justice and Social Policy Program, and Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

July 2020