AAUSC Statement Deploring Systemic Racism
In August 2020, AAUSC Board of Directors approved the following statement:
The American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs (AAUSC) rigorously opposes all forms of racism and ethnic violence, particularly the forms that affect black, brown, and indigenous communities as well as other marginalized peoples in the U.S. and around the world.
As educators, researchers, administrators, and artists whose life work centers on a deep awareness of and appreciation for linguistic and cultural difference, we stand in staunch solidarity with social movements that actively address systemic racism and other forms of injustice that impede fair and fruitful living for all.
We support the peaceful protests taking place across the United States; we encourage full participation in our democracy and society; and we commit to anti-racism and social justice through our scholarship, our teaching and our service to our communities.