Stand in solidarity with SUA's SOCC & BSU's Demands!

Stand in solidarity with SUA's SOCC & BSU's Demands!

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Students of Color Coalition started this petition to Soka University of America's Adminisitration and Board of Trustees

On behalf of the Students of Color Coalition (a coalition of Black Indigenous Students of Color), we ask for your solidarity for our movement on campus pushing for institutional change and ethnic studies. We are reaching out to you because our struggles and organizing are connected by the nature of our oppressions. The issues go beyond the confines of ethnic studies curriculum.

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Check out https://thepearlonline.com/ for coverage of our movement, tag us on Facebook (Student of Color Coalition SUA SOCC) and Instagram/Twitter (@soccoalition), and use our hashtag #THISISABOUTUS

Signing this petition indicates that you stand in solidarity with the Black Student Union and Students of Color Coalition of Soka University of America in their fight for ethnic studies and their demands of both the Board of Trustees and the larger university. 

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The Black Student Union and Students of Color Coalition at Soka University of America have organized and mobilized to create a Critical Global Ethnic Studies Concentration on campus and for the university to recognize the harm they perpetuate for marginalized Black Indigenous Students of Color at the interpersonal and institutional level. We recognize that BIPOC students have historically faced marginalization that affects them no matter the university they attend. We see their efforts to decolonize their university and dismantle systems that are oppressive, especially for underrepresented and underserved students. We support the demands of the SOCC/BSU, including but not limited to: the implementation of the Critical Global Ethnic Studies Concentration, consistent school-wide racial sensitivity training, the establishment of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office, formal seats on the Board of Trustees, and for compensation for their work thus far(via a fellowship within the institution). We see this movement as an extension of the collective struggle for BIPOC humanity to be seen, heard, and valued at institutions. Soka University of America must be held accountable for their treatment of BIPOC students. This is not just about them, #ThisIsAboutUs.

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