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A timeline of LMU’s response to Black Lives Matter: June 12 - June 18, 2020


A timeline of LMU’s response to Black Lives Matter: June 12 - June 18, 2020

By Robyn De Leon

Updated as of June 18, 2020 at 10:07 A.M. PST


Agency has created a chronological timeline of how LMU’s students, faculty and staff have responded to George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter movement. 


We have also documented which organizations have made official statements and when they were made based on permanent Instagram posts. Organizations that may or may not have made statements using disappearing Instagram stories are not reflected in these lists. 


This article will be updated as time goes on and as more information is made available. 


June 12: Delta Kappa Alpha makes an official statement.


June 14:  Students respond to The Los Angeles Loyolan’s ‘Person on the Street’ article

  • New organizations to make official statements: Residence Hall Association 


  • Multiple students comment on the LA Loyolan's Instagram post promoting their article “Person on the Street: Black Lives Matter.” Students shared opposition to the inclusion of images with protestors' faces, names and ages along with Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Captain Brian Morrison’s quote.


June 15: Black Lives Matter Los Angeles present the People’s Budget to City Council

  • People's Budget Los Angeles, a coalition organized by Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles presents their proposal to defund the police and adopt a people’s budget at City Council. This proposal centers around defunding the police and investing in housing for low-income, mental health services, suspension and cancellation of rent during the pandemic, funding for public schools, and investing directly in the Black community. The People’s Budget emphasizes no longer wanting police.  


June 16: President Timothy Snyder releases a letter to the LMU community

  • A new letter from the President’s Office titled “Beyond Words” announces the University’s renewed commitment to anti-racism and highlights recent and upcoming actions that it plans to take in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

    President Snyder references the promise he made in his previous letter, “Speaking Up and Taking Action,” about turning reflection into action in regards to combating institutionalized racism at LMU.

    In the letter, the University announces that it will now recognize Juneteenth as a paid university holiday. The letter also mentions that Ethnic and Intercultural Services (EIS) and Student Psychological Services (SPS) staff are readily available for students during this time.

    The University also states that it will focus more on LMU’s partnerships with the Black community in Los Angeles. 

    A digital feedback form was also created for the community to share their ideas as to how the University can fulfill this mission.


June 17: Brothers of Consciousness commemorate Black women in an Instagram post

  •  Say their names: Oluwatoyin Salau, Na’Kia Crawford, Dominique Fells, Riah Milton



Organizations that have yet to make official statements via permanent posts on Instagram:


GREEK LIFE:

  • LMU Sorority and Fraternity Life

  • Order of Omega

  • United Greek Council

  • Alpha Sigma Nu

  • Lambda Chi Alpha


ATHLETICS:

  • The Cage

  • Athletes in Action

  • Women’s Tennis

  • Water Polo

  • Esports

  • Ice Hockey

  • Club Ultimate

COLLEGES

  • College of Business Administration 


UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS:

  • Office of Black Student Services

  • Ethnic and Intercultural Services

  • LMU CARES

  • Academic Resource Center

  • Public Safety 

  • KLMU

  • Tower Yearbook

  • LMU Dining

  • Thomas P. Kelly Art Gallery 

  • National Residence Hall Honorary

  • El Espejo

  • M-School

  • The Loft

  • Study Abroad 

  • Tau Sigma Honor Society

  • Conference and Event Services

  • Program Assistants

  • HR Wellness

  • Mane Entertainment

  • Center for Reconciliation and Justice

  • LMU Student Workers

  • Wellness Educators

  • Kuumba


REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS:

  • National Association of Black Journalists

  • Laser Squad Bravo

  • LM-UMatch

  • Student Brewing Club

  • EmpowerHER 

  • Auto Club

  • Armenian Student Association

  • Eco Students

  • Student Veterans Organization

  • Young Americans For Freedom 

  • Best Buddies

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