Dear TCNJ community,
We are heartbroken –– devastated by the senseless death of George Floyd and the aftermath. The recent events have affected many of us.
In the words of the civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. in his open Letter from the Birmingham Jail: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere … Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
Today, June 8, 1968, marks 52 years since James Earl Ray was arrested for King’s assassination. It’s a sobering reminder that King’s work toward eradicating racism and social injustice is still not done. We must get to work. We must take action. We owe it to you and future generations.
These past few months have been trying for all of us. During this time, we want you to know that you are not alone. Our community values inclusivity. As scholars and artists, we recognize our responsibility to find solutions to societal issues through creative projects and action-based research.
We hope this video sends a powerful message of support to our community as we continue to process these events, heal, and move forward. This video is the first step of a comprehensive response to our commitment to tackling racial injustice. Together, we will work toward creating a more just, kind, and safer world.
— School of the Arts and Communication