Our team’s commitment to antiracism
We stand with those demanding the end of white supremacy and those pursuing racial justice — at Cornell, in Tompkins County and across the country. We believe that community-engaged learning can address ongoing violence against and systematic oppression of Black, Indigenous and People of Color bring about positive systemic change and break down racist barriers around the world.
As an office, we embrace the responsibility to live out our values and engage in critical reflection, honest dialogue and meaningful action. Through our programs, we support faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners in their efforts to move towards antiracism and improve the opportunities for community-engaged learning in this area. And we prioritize funding for projects that directly benefit marginalized communities.
Amidst our grief and anger, we continue to believe in the power of collaboration and reflection to enact long-term change, locally and globally. It’s why we do the work that we do. There’s also a lot more work to be done, and we’re committed to contributing to it.
The Office of Engagement Initiatives