We Must Stand Together

A Message from Visual Communication Design Director Daniel Alenquer

Dear Students,

We have all witnessed the worldwide focus on racial injustices brought to light during the past few weeks. We are, perhaps now, more aware than ever of the racism that harms African Americans and other communities of color in our school, our neighborhoods, and our country.

Change and growth rarely happen as a result of a single moment of effort. We must all act continuously to confront racism and inequity and strengthen our school and our communities' culture of inclusiveness and respect. We must stand together with our communities of color! To our African American community members and other community members of color, I want you to know that your voices are being heard - not just during this moment of crisis, but every day in months and years to come. 

I want to reaffirm my commitment to sustaining an environment that is equitable and inclusive for all. In addition, I reiterate my commitment to preserving and fostering a culture where students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to continue showing respect, kindness, and purpose.

Thank you for your support through ideas, thoughts, and actions. I look forward to furthering our efforts to make our society more inclusive and equitable for all.

For links to resources and additional messages from Dean Amy Reynolds and Diversity Director AJ Leu, please visit https://www.kent.edu/cci/justice.

Sincerely,

Daniel Alenquer

POSTED: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 2:21pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 11:56am
WRITTEN BY:
Daniel Alenquer, Director of the School of Visual Communication Design