GSS Statements & Responses
We write to share our grief over the loss of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon Jung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, and Yong Ae Yue, murdered Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Their loss is magnified by the hate, anti-Asian discrimination, misogyny, and white supremacy that has fed this act and the more than 3000 other such hate crimes that have been committed in the last year in the wake of the appearance of the Covid-19 virus. We condemn this escalating violence, along with all other forms of hate and intolerance, and stand in solidarity with our APIDA community. We pledge ourselves anew to the task of educating ourselves and all with whom we engage about the long history that has given rise to such heinous acts.
- Letter of Concern from Northwestern Faculty and Staff – October 26, 2020
Dear President Schapiro: As a coalition of faculty and staff members of Northwestern University from a broad range of departments and units, we write today to express our deep dismay at your response to recent student protests about the pervasiveness of anti-Black violence and the long history and current nature of much policing in this country.
- GSS Response to the GQNBT Task Force Report – September 21, 2020
The GSS Advisory Board, collectively and member by member, has spent significant time reading, pondering, and discussing the Gender Queer, Non-Binary, and Trans (GQNBT) Task Force Report published in September 2019, following a year-long, collaborative effort among Northwestern staff, faculty, and students. GSS plans to work in sync with trans and gender non-conforming leaders, and with allies at all levels of the campus, to realize the recommendations and potentials of this Report and to honor the frank dialogues and inclusive process that produced it.
- GSS Commitment to Action – June 18, 2020
The GSS faculty denounces anti-black violence in all its forms, physical and discursive, near and distant, social or statutory, intentional or otherwise. We join calls heard around the nation to reject present and future societal arrangements premised on white supremacy.