Dear Members of the LWTech Community,
The library team acknowledges the problem of racism and antiblackness pervasive within our society. The murder of George Floyd by the police in Minneapolis and countless other Black individuals for hundreds and hundreds of years reflects the reality of systemic racism and oppression in our country.
These racist systems and structures have harmed and continue to harm Black students, employees, and community members at LWTech, and the library is committed to responding. Today’s letter outlines our ongoing actions and provides a list of places where members of the community can start or continue their learning.
We intend to keep this letter in a visible location on our webpage, with an ever-expanding list of resources as our work develops. In addition to our research, we are learning from and continuing to curate library resources on equity topics, including race. We are open to your suggestions for valuable resources and how you feel this conversation should be shaped at the college.
In solidarity and support,
Your Librarians: Greg Bem, Katherine Kelley, Sue Wozniak
The LWTech library team is reviewing the actions it has taken and the new actions it will take in combatting racism.
As many of you have come to know, the library considers itself a center in the LWTech community for education, information, and knowledge sharing. Note: please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help finding these resources. Some may be available at the LWTech Library or the King County Library System.
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