Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

Dear Latino Studies family,

 
I am at a loss for words as we see our communities once again, continuously ravaged by anti-black racism. I feel especially stuck watching so many young black and brown people in the streets of Minneapolis and elsewhere risking their lives against a racist state and risking them twice over due to this virus. I know many of you are hurting in so many ways right now. I don't have a lot to say that is consoling.
 
So, I just wanted to reach out and let you know that today and everyday black lives matter, and that we stand in solidarity with our black siblings among us and those part of the black community writ large.
 
There's never been a more important time to take care of each other, to supply mutual aid, to reach outward even if many of us must still stay home. There's also never been a more important time to be committed to the study of white supremacy, race and racism, state violence, oppression and so many of the subjects all of us have committed our lives to in Latino Studies. We need you. We need your beautiful minds and your political commitments.
 
If you're at a loss about what to do and have financial resources to spare, please consider supporting one of the organizations below, or if what you have to give is love, please call somebody who is hurting and offer support. Or if it is you who is hurting and is in need, please reach out to this community. All we have is us.
 
En solidaridad con ustedes,
Dr. Karma Chávez and the entire Latino Studies familia
 
In Austin:
Mutual Aid Collective Austin: Cashapp: $mutualaidatx
 
In Minneapolis:

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