May 10, 2021
We, Faculty of Color for an Anti-Racist NYU, stand in solidarity with and in support of GSOC as they strike for a fair contract with NYU. Faculty and graduate workers collaborate in advancing the educational and research mission of the University, and its commitment to students and the larger NYU community. For this mission to be accomplished, graduate workers need to be paid a living wage and provided with expanded healthcare, access to affordable housing and affordable childcare; equally, it is imperative that NYU commit to a safer, police-free and ICE-free campus that is a sanctuary for all students regardless of citizenship or immigration status. These demands speak to key dimensions of racial justice at NYU. Faculty of Color for an Anti-Racist NYU support GSOC’s efforts. In developing a positive response to these demands NYU has an opportunity to materially substantiate its commitment to building an anti-racist campus.