UW Graduate Student Senate endorses the movement for Black Lives

On October 14, 2020, the UW Graduate & Professional Student Senate (GPSS) endorsed the movement for Black lives at UW!

Specifically, they endorsed all points from the UW Seattle and Bothell Decriminalize petitions. Further, they endorsed the Black Student Union’s (BSU) platform to allocate more funding to Black RSOs and the Ethnic Studies Department; increase the tri-campus diversity requirement; create a cluster hire that addresses police violence; increases funding for the GO-MAP program for Black, Indigenous and other students of color; and remove statues celebrating white supremacy.

Special thanks to Danielle Brown and Frances O’Shaughnessy to seeing the work through.