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Georgetown University has sought to accelerate its academic commitment to addressing racial justice, as well as to address the university's connection to the institution of slavery and the enduring legacy of racism and to undo the structural elements that sustain this legacy. (see President DeGioia's statement on Confronting Racism, May 31, 2020).
In alignment with the University's work on racial justice, the Library has undertaken several new initiatives.
Library Statement on Racial Justice
In June 2020, the Library developed its Statement on Racial Justice. The statement is a living document that will evolve to reflect the Library's actions and responses to the social and racial environment across our library, communities, and nation. The Library is committed to establishing meaningful ways it can become a more welcoming, diverse, equitable, and inclusive library -- a library that, in both word and deed, affirms the transcendent dignity and worth of every human person.
Library Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Georgetown University Research Services librarians created an Anti-Racism Toolkit in summer 2020 following the world-wide demonstrators against racism, injustice, and intolerance. The Toolkit was updated and given a new look in summer 2021 by the Library's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. The Toolkit includes subjects such as civil rights, criminal justice, systemic racism in education and medicine, as well as links to general interest books, guides at other universities, and key research databases.
University-Wide Racial Justice Information
To find faculty experts, faculty publications, and courses on matters relating to Racial Justice, visit GUFaculty360 and enter your search.