To all Scholars, Students, Friends, and Colleagues:
URGENT MATTER. Anti-DEI bills SB 17 & SB 18 are getting heard tomorrow, Monday, May 8, 2023, in the Texas State Legislature—and refer to eliminating DEI offices and tenure, respectively. If you cannot make it to the capitol tomorrow, you can still provide commentary at this link: https://comments.house.texas.gov/home?c=c290
It is not at all hyperbole to say that our state's DEI programs are under threat, and we need everybody's voice. These programs promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our schools and communities, and they are essential for creating a more just and equal society, on the one hand, a global competitiveness, on the other. However some lawmakers want to destroy these programs, putting so much of our civil rights progress at risk.
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