ArtCenter Students Demand End Racism on Campus or We Go on Tuition Strike

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Within the past decade, we have voiced our concerns, had discussions about oppression, and created specific events to deconstruct institutional trauma. Yet the school continues to perpetuate systemic injustices while whitewashing our pedagogy, curriculum, and classrooms. You have implemented ZERO changes that students, faculty, staff and alumni have suggested. ArtCenter administration’s inability to provide effective action through sustainable short- or long-term initiatives shows complacency in dismantling white supremacy, racism and anti-Blackness within the institution.

We Publicly DEMAND the Following:
1. Make a Commitment to Anti-racist Practices
2. Title IX Empowerment and Zero Tolerance Policy
3. Create an Equitable Environment
4. Land Acknowledgment and Reparations
5. Affordable Tuition
6. Cancel the Master Plan and Restructure It
7. Dismiss President Lorne Buchman

A failure to meet every demand will result in a publicized tuition strike starting Fall 2020 that will last until every demand is fully and transparently in effect.

This is addressed specifically to the ArtCenter College of Design Board of Trustees:

Jeffrey Barbakow
Ronald Bennison
Lorne Buchman
Wesley Coleman
Clarence Daniels Jr.
Robert Davidson Jr.
Michelle Gadsden-Williams
Tom Gilmore
Jeffrey Glassman
William Gross
Su Matthews-Hale
Bruce Heavin
Linda Hill
Steven Hitter
Timothy Kobe
Terri Kohl
Melissa Lora
Samuel Mann
David Martin
Peter Mullin
Charles Nearburg
Ivy Ross
Michele Ruiz
Jeff Salazar
Zachary Snyder
Reiner Triltsch
Michael Warsaw
Alyce De Roulet-Williamson

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