Over the past year, the members of GCC’s Executive Committee have been reflecting on, formulating plans, and taking steps to both address systemic inequities and enhance diversity within and throughout the GCC. Spurred by recommendations made last year by the Diversity Committee, conversations with individual members, vital feedback from a diversity-focused survey of members a few months ago, and widespread social demands for racial justice, the Executive Committee acknowledges the importance of leading the GCC in enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across our organization and throughout our profession. Going forward, the Executive Committee announces today a set of action items.
The Graduate Career Consortium leadership strongly condemns racial violence and the recent hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the Atlanta area. We stand in solidarity with AAPI communities and will not be silent in the face of xenophobia, racism, hate, and acts of anti-Asian violence.
On behalf of the Graduate Career Consortium, we declare in the strongest terms possible our condemnation of anti-Black racism and violence in its many forms. The Graduate Career Consortium’s leadership and members all share the grief and pain that has arisen in response to recent events in the United States and Canada. Silence about racism and violence is not acceptable.