We, at Adaptive Educational Services (AES), mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Dreasjon Reed, and so many others who died at the hands of law enforcement. Police brutality, in any form, is unacceptable. This is especially true when Black Americans, such as Ahmaud Arbery, become the target of violence driven by racism.
We resolve to listen, learn, unlearn, and educate as we strengthen our commitment to equitable access to an IUPUI education. To further this commitment, we will engage in the following:
- Invite students registered with our office to speak about how recent events—police brutality, protests, and the pandemic—impact them and their various identities by conducting accessible Student Forum sessions and meeting with students individually and in smaller groups
- Continue our organic internal discussions about race relations and the impact of recent events on our communities, colleagues, and students by systematically including these topics in our regular agendas
- Partner with our colleagues in the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to participate in implicit bias training, including experiencing the Implicit Association Test (IAT)
Our office remains committed to providing equitable access to an IUPUI education for all.