We stand for equality, diversity, and inclusivity, and we stand up for those harmed and made vulnerable by systemic racism, sexism and other forms of structural violence throughout the world, including here on this campus. And we stand with and in some cases as people of color, Muslims, Jews, immigrants, asylum-seekers, refugees, members of the LGBTQI communities and with women and girls across the spectrum– and all those in favor of equality and social justice.
The social, political and legal changes that will emerge as we go forward after this election are now uncertain but likely to be far-reaching. The uncertainty itself already menaces vulnerable students, faculty and staff, and their families. We already see an increase of attacks on people of color, women, immigrants, undocumented immigrants, Muslims, Jews, and LGBTQI people, particularly on college campuses throughout the country. And we have heard from many people this week who are frightened, concerned and isolated.
As scholars and teachers, we are dedicated to exploring the scope of human diversity, the processes that shape contemporary human societies, and to reflect self-critically on taken-for-granted assumptions. We expose the foundations of structural inequality and we document and analyze the dangers posed by inflammatory rhetoric in mobilizing violence. We are committed to bringing all our resources to better understand and analyze the current moment, as well as protecting our vulnerable colleagues and students, and promoting a diverse, inclusive and just community.
GERMAN TABLE FALL 2016
Tuesdays, 12.30-1.30pm, Foss, Private Dining
FALL FILM SERIES
Sept. 19 Vision
Oct. 11 Anders als die anderen
Nov. 19 Behind the Wall
Please join us for the annual Holiday Party of the German & Russian Department. Come for delicious German and Russian sweets and sing along with students from all classes and members from the community. Frohe Weihnachten!