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Our spirit of Blue and White also includes Black

Updated: Jun 4, 2020

As Penn State’s Professional Women’s Network, we too are horrified at the recent senseless acts of racism we have seen across the country and even within our Penn State community. Black lives do matter and we stand in solidarity in the fight for justice in the name of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others .

As an organization that strives to provide a forum in which all Penn State women and their communities can grow professionally and personally, that work certainly extends to our Black community. From our board members to our event programming and to our messaging we pride ourselves in lifting up Black voices and are always here to listen and act on ways to better build bridges among our fellow Penn Staters.

We also look to be a resource. For those who are hurting and those who are looking to learn more, please find a list of resources originally shared by Marcus A. Whitehurst, Ph.D., Penn State’s Vice Provost