Combating Anti-Blackness at UNM Townhall

Combating Anti-Blackness at UNM Townhall [article image]

When: Tue, May 12 2020 4:30pm - Tue, May 12 2020 6:00pm 

Where: Online

Greetings! We invite you to attend a Town Hall on Addressing Anti-Blackness at UNM on Tuesday 12 May, 4:30-6pm.

In the midst of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we were distressed to hear of the recent threats made against Dr. Charles Becknell, Jr., Director of Africana Studies. Additionally, vile anti-Black messages were sent to the University Libraries. As we work with officials to determine the root of the problem, we have begun to have larger conversations concerning the long history of threats and intimidation against people of color, and specifically African Americans in New Mexico. We vow to work with partners to take proactive measures to ensure that anti-Blackness will not continue at UNM.

To that end, the Division for Equity and Inclusion (DEI), the Black Faculty Alliance (BFA), the University Libraries, and our collaborators and accomplices (i.e. those working directly with us to effect institutional change), will host a virtual Town Hall on Addressing Anti-Blackness at UNM on Tuesday, May 12 from 4:30pm-6pm on Zoom featuring faculty and staff, to discuss the challenges many are facing due to incidents of racial discrimination and "criminal acts of domestic anti-Black terrorism”.

Link: UNM Zoom