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Thank you to everyone who helped with the Save Ethnic Studies campaign!
Gov. Gavin Newsom has officially returned AB 331, a bill that would mandate Ethnic Studies as a graduation requirement for all California high schoolers, to the California State Assembly!
Black Lives Matter.
GENup was horrified and deeply saddened to hear the news of George Floyd’s murder this week. We stand in solidarity with protestors and are calling for consequences for Officer Derek Chauvin and all officers who were complacent in his gross mistreatment of citizens during his career in the police force. We believe that the police system in America often unfairly criminalizes Black citizens and pledge to use our platform as an organization to continue to speak out against police brutality.
As an organization focused on addressing education inequity, we are also dedicated to being extremely conscious of our own privilege and recognizing and addressing the role of systematic racism and anti-blackness in education systems. We believe we can do better in addressing anti-blackness within our own organization and communities, and will commit to making a conscious effort to build a diverse and inclusive organization, representative of the large and diverse student populace of california.
We are encouraging all of you to participate in this movement against police brutality and widespread anti-blackness by listening to the voices of people directly affected by this issue and donating to causes such as George Floyd’s Memorial Fund, the Minnesota Freedom Fund, or other charities directly associated with the Black Lives Matter Movement.
We are also calling on all of you to avoid resharing images of protestors that could result in them being targeted and graphic images that could deeply affect your followers as you may be spreading awareness on social media.
We also believe that activism through social media should unequivocally be organized by real-world action, and encourage all of you to donate and seek out ways to address the underlying causes of police brutality in our country.
George Floyd’s brutal killing offers a moment of deep reflection for all student activists, student organizers, and student leaders about the importance of continuing to fight for and organize for racial equality - and the need to consistently organize against the rise of racism in this country.
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