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Letter of Sanctuary and Solidarity from BMC English House

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We in English House - the Department of English, Creative Writing and the Writing Program - declare unambiguously that we stand with all the vulnerable populations targeted during and after the election. The literature and theory we read in our classes teaches us that we cannot be silent in the face of discrimination and injustice, and the critical work we do in our classrooms gives us tools to interrogate white supremacy, racism, heteropatriachy, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, misogyny, sexual abuse, nativism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism, and classism. We are committed to developing critical consciousnesses and fighting for social justice for all who are marginalized and maligned. This is a time in which we need solace and the support of community. We pledge to love and care for each other and to work to make English House a sanctuary for people of color, queer and transgender folks, folks who are undocumented, Muslims, feminists, and allies.

In solidarity,
English House: The Department of English, the Creative Writing Program and the Writing Program