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Statement of Support for the Black Community

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Our department has always been about the people in it. As a community, we come together in our various roles and contribute in multiple ways to help it thrive. Our connection to one another is what makes us strong.

It is incredibly important that we tap into the strength and the connection that we share with one another to support Black members of our community and to demonstrate that we stand in solidarity with them against racial injustice and systematic racial discrimination. Stanford Bioengineering does not tolerate any hateful language, images, or other acts of intolerance, as we are building a safe and inclusive community in person and online.

As a community and department, BioE values Black lives. BioE is committed to putting people first because that is what our department and field are about – collaboration for solving important problems, not only to better understand and impact the world around us but to educate leaders, current and future, who make the world a better place.

With the understanding that everyone is experiencing these unfolding events in their own way, we welcome ideas for building inclusivity and community.  

Numerous resources have been curated through the generosity and activism of countless individuals.  Stanford Biosciences has created a "Centering Black Community Needs" document to help us educate ourselves, honor emotions, engage with the community, take financial action, perform self-care, and more.  Additionally, the Stanford School of Medicine has created a resources website.  We wish to share these with you.

Going forward, we will strive to develop additional resources and take meaningful actions to build a diverse and inclusive community. We are in this together and united we stand.

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