School of Communication Recognition of Black History Month
|November 20, 2020|
WHEREAS, the School of Communication (SOC) at Loyola University Chicago hereby recognizes February as Black History Month.
RESOLVED, the SOC affirms that the United States has a wealth of history surrounding people, places, issues, and other artifacts that highlight the unique and rich contributions of Blackness to the country’s culture. The life of Black people has been chronicled in ways both public and hidden – from journalism to film; from activism to non-profits; and a myriad of other ways. The faculty and staff of the SOC want to make every effort to acknowledge and highlight the work done to advance the lives of Black people as it pertains to civil rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, disability rights and beyond within the fields of communication for which the SOC specializes. We as a school will commit to activities, discussions, and other efforts during the month of February to promote the work of Black people as part of the nation’s celebration of Black History Month
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have agreed to this resolution as a committee on this November 20, 2020.
SOC Diversity Committee Chair,
SOC Diversity Members,
Julia R. DeCook, PhD
Ashley N. Gisiger, MA