Calls for Justice
The college community speaks out in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
June 15, 2020
“Our college, as home to the liberal arts and human sciences at Virginia Tech, centers on the study of humanity and society, with a focus on how people have used their power to transform oppressive systems and effect social change. These lessons are urgent, and they can guide us on how to act now.”
— Dean Laura Belmonte, in one of many calls for justice issued by faculty, staff, and students of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
A statement from faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Human Development and Family Science
A statement from faculty, students, and affiliates of the Africana Studies Program at Virginia Tech
A statement from STS Policy Committee members, including Department of Science, Technology, and Society faculty members and graduate student representatives
A statement from faculty members in the Department of History
A statement from the interim chair of the Department of English on behalf of faculty members
A statement from the interim chair of the Department of Sociology on behalf of faculty members
A statement from the head of the Virginia Tech Department of Human Development and Family Science
A statement from leaders of the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts
A series of virtual teach-ins offer historical lenses on the Black Lives Matter movement and inspiration for moving forward.