Letter to Our Community

Dear UConn Engineering and Greater Engineering Diversity & Outreach Center Community,

All of us associated with the Engineering Diversity and Outreach Center (EDOC) are once again saddened by the continuing tragedies that happen to and confront the black community in America.  The senseless death of George Floyd at the hands of the very people that are employed to protect and defend all Americans is disgraceful, maddening, and heart breaking.  Recent history gives us evidence that many police departments, district attorneys, and even judges across the country are complicit in actions and policies that strip dignity, constitutional rights, as well as human rights from our fellow citizens.  For many Americans the justice system is broken, and it needs to be fixed.  We actively need to work on finding ways to (1) mobilize and raise awareness (2) actively participate in communicating with government officials and voting. As President Barack Obama said in his town hall, we have to do both. 

We welcome your communication concerning actions you may be involved in where we may be of help. We also welcome your thoughts and ideas about what you want to create for our community.  EDOC will serve the needs of the black community who are hurting and frustrated due to centuries of inequality and racism in America.  SoE students and our student organizations are invited to help organize and collaborate in direct action campaigns in which EDOC will offer its support.  

We are committed to doing our part in the call to action to listen, support, uplift and educate students in our engineering community.

Find out more with our Action Plan.