Black Lives Matter
San Francisco State University’s School of Music unequivocally and forcefully denounces white supremacy and systemic racism. We regret not issuing public and collective statements in response to previous violence against Black people.
As artists, scholars, and educators we pledge to make an intellectual and artistic home for our diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. We pledge to enfranchise marginalized communities in our curriculum. We pledge to be more inclusive as a department and examine, and address, our individual implicit biases and systemic inequities, in an effort to eliminate them.
We acknowledge the fear, trauma, and vulnerability felt by African Americans at this moment and throughout our nation’s history. We stand in solidarity with our Black students and colleagues as we mourn the lives lost and countless others who have suffered and continue to suffer systemic racism. We join the campus community in saying BLACK LIVES MATTER.