CHSU Statement Denouncing Racism and Inequality

CHSU Statement Denouncing Racism and Inequality

Dear Colleagues and Students,

The tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and other unconscionable, racially motivated murders have brought us all profound sadness, outrage, and stronger resolve to denounce racism and inequality in our nation and community. Please join me in keeping the victim’s families and loved ones ever present in our hearts, as we demand that justice is served.

It’s time to end the senseless acts of violence and discrimination against people of color, especially Black Americans, and transform our community, our state, and nation into a more compassionate and equitable place. This is a difficult challenge, but we must remain united, calling upon our inner strength and resiliency, so that each one of us can collectively make a stronger impact.

Many within our diverse campus community of physicians, pharmacists, residents, students, faculty and staff are hurting, as we find the death of any human being as the result of racism, injustice, and discrimination abhorrent. Our community is our strength and so we must grieve together, while resolving to work together to create a better future.

CHSU has always and will continue to embrace and educate all aspects of diversity and inclusion on our campus and community at large to prevent institutional racism, unconscious bias, and care disparities.

We continue to keep the health, wellness, and safety of our campus community as our highest priority. Should you need advice, support, or assistance during these difficult times, please utilize our campus resources. Employees should contact the Office of Human Resources and students should contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Sincerely,

Florence T. Dunn
President
California Health Sciences University