Statements from SESE Leadership

3/22/2021 SESE Statement in support of Asian and Asian American communities

We, along with the broader ASU community (as articulated in the statement last week by President Crow), denounce the recent murders and violence toward Asian and Asian American communities and state our commitment to the health, safety, well-being, and prosperity of our Asian and Asian American students, staff, researchers, and faculty, as well as those of all other Asian and Asian American people in our communities and beyond.

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1/8/2021 SESE Statement following Insurrection at the Capitol

When things happen in the world such as the violent insurrection at the US state capitol two days ago and the related fallout, as well as the surging pandemic here in Arizona and across the US, it is important that we do not simply proceed with “business as usual” but rather that we take time to acknowledge them and their effect on the SESE community, as well as our individual health and well-being. 

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6/4/2020 SESE Statement in support of Black students, staff and faculty

Though discrimination extends to many other groups, the long history of racial violence and inequity against Black people in the United States, including but not limited to the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many other victims, requires us to specifically pronounce our commitment to their health, safety, well-being and prosperity. 

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