The UofL Staff Senate's new Anti-Racism Committee was created over the summer and is being co-chaired by Senators Leondra Gully and Andrew Grubb. Gully explained to senators that the committee was formed to ensure staff senators play a role in shaping the university’s anti-racism agenda.
“Regardless of where you feel in terms of where your knowledge level is or where you are in the process of understanding what the anti-racism work is, we know that different people are in different places, in different levels, and we really want to encourage everyone, if you are interested, to join the committee,” Gully said.
Staff Senate Chair John Smith added, “I think it is a critical piece for us as a senate body and I’ve given this committee a pretty aggressive timeline to report back to us in October. The important thing is that we shift from identifying opportunities to making a concrete plan about an action plan.”