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Anti-Racism Pledge

Advancing Racial Justice and Equity

Holy Names University is committed to evaluating how we live up to our institution's social justice mission, how our community members experience it, and how we can expand it so that we can co-create an anti-racist institution.

In support of these goals, the President’s Cabinet commits to the following Anti-Racism Pledge:

We recognize that institutional racism in the form of policy, micro-aggressions, and silence disproportionally impacts Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Therefore, we commit to expanding our social justice mission to become an actively anti-racist institution. We also recognize that systems of oppression are perpetuated both by specific actions and by inaction and passivity. As educators and allies, we will address the root causes of the inequities that result from institutionally racist policies and practices. Drawing upon the SNJM Core Value of dedication to justice we choose not to accept these conditions as they exist, and to accept the responsibility for changing them.

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We encourage our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters to join us in signing our Anti-Racism Pledge, committing to self-reflection, and taking action that supports an actively anti-racist campus, community, and society.

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