The Simon Fraser University Faculty Association stands in solidarity with the Black community on our campuses, in our wider community, and globally, and acknowledges specifically the pain and grief associated with the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. We condemn all forms of racism, inequality and injustice, and in particular, at this time, raise our voices against the anti-Black racism that has claimed so many lives in the past few weeks, both in the US and Canada, the dramatic increase of anti-Asian racism in our neighbourhoods during the current global pandemic, and the ongoing and deep-seated racism and violence against Indigenous peoples in Canada.

SFUFA commits itself to fight racism and systemic inequities in our university and community, and will be making donations in the coming weeks to both university – and community-based organizations actively fighting anti-Black racism.