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Black Lives Matter
Our goal is to ensure that our colleagues understand why #BlackLivesMatter (and address the social response to the notion of All Lives Matter), focus on social justice, and create an atmosphere of civil discussion on race.
The following statement was created by the Advisory Council for the Advancement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ACADEI) at Broward College and endorsed by the Broward College Faculty Senate in 2020 for voluntary adoption by instructors and course developers at the institution.
If you are interesting in using this statement in your syllabus and course materials please use it as written. You may copy and paste the following text into your course materials. Any changes made to this statement may not be attributed to ACADEI or to the endorsement of Faculty Senate.
Social Justice Syllabus Statement
This course recognizes and celebrates the vast array of individual and group differences in our community. To that end, this course ensures a curriculum rich with course reading materials, instructional content, and learning experiences from communities that have historically been marginalized or ignored. We believe institutional prejudices and discrimination create challenges and hurdles that continue to shape the lives of our less privileged and underserved students. We condemn racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, ableism, ageism, religious hatred and other forms of oppressions and are committed to ending the structured privileges and injustices that are embedded in our institutions, culture and everyday life. Any behaviors that threaten, harass, or discriminate against another person will not be tolerated and may be subject to disciplinary action by the Dean of Students. Hate will not persist in us. Together, we will cultivate a diverse and inclusive learning environment.