Friday, June 12, 2020


This week's Five Reads for Friday is dedicated soley to the statements and actions collectively being taken across campus to actively listen, grow, and take action to move the needle toward a more just society, as well as pursue radical justice in our town and in our university community.

  • International Writing Program statement regarding the recent protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing

    "One thing is clear—together we must act."

  • Statement of Solidarity from UI English Leadership

    "Statement in support of UI student leaders and community activists who are protesting police brutality and white supremacy" 

  • The University of Iowa Libraries' Statement on Eliminating Racism 

    "Most of us live with racism, many suffer because of racism, some die because of racism. A deep divide continues to tear at this country, leaving gaps in the availability of healthcare, housing, jobs, and education. This is unacceptable."

  • Black Lives Matter: A Message from the UI Graduate College

    "Please know that the Graduate College is committed to actively listening, growing, and taking action to move the needle toward a more just society. We want to be held accountable and worthy of your trust."

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan Updates from the University of Iowa

    "The Path Forward Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Collaboration committee is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the action plan, including forming work groups, assigning tasks to specific organizational leaders or aligning tasks with currently active committees."