Dear CSUF Physics Community,

 

The American Physical Society has recently condemned racism, citing also the APS commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment. The Department of Physics at California State University, Fullerton, endorses these statements and condemns the acts of brutality that resulted in the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, and too many others. We recognize that racism is systemic in our country and we are not immune in the physics department at CSUF. Black Lives Matter. We commit to doing better. 

 

The American Institute of Physics National TEAM-UP Task Force has made many recommendations for how Physics departments can address systemic racism. As a start, we are working through the rubric for department self-assessment and developing a code of conduct for Physics spaces. We will continue to seek additional resources and strategies to create change in our department. We commit to creating an environment where Black students and those from other marginalized communities can thrive. We welcome the input of our students.

 

Sincerely,

 

Wylie Ahmed, Shovit Bhari, Kwangping Patricia Cheng, Greg Childers, H. Fearn, Leigh Hargreaves, Murtadha Khakoo, Veronica Lockett-Ruiz, Geoffrey Lovelace, Michael Loverude, Gina Passante, Giasmine Pesantes, Jocelyn Read, Ahmad Sakaamini, Meng Shen, Joshua Smith, Veronica Traub, Ionel Tifrea, Jonathan Woodland