Talking about change isn't enough for West Conn President Dr John Clarke, when it comes to a response to the Minneapolis police custody death of George Floyd.
West Conn Provost Missy Alexander suggested that with the faculty resources in education, healthcare, psychology, social work, justice and law administration, sociology and related fields, the university could create a multi-disciplinary research group. They would focus on evidence-based solutions to the myriad problems of structural racism. That research must work to propose new policies and advocate for legislation on the federal, state, and local levels.
During the coming months, West Conn officials will discuss other components of the University Action and Research program that will be designed to put an end to racism and its consequences that run counter to the spirit of our Declaration Independence: that all persons are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.