Black Lives Matter Project.

UB Libraries presents The Black Lives Matter Poster Project, launched by Campus Living and Intercultural and Diversity Center, in February 2021 in the Silverman Library.

Our Commitment

At the University at Buffalo, we have amplified our call to combat injustice, oppression and racism in response to the societal strife that has been reverberating across the country. We approach our work from many different angles, at many different levels – from university-wide initiatives to decanal- and discipline-specific programming. Undergirding all of our efforts is the shared understanding that we can, and we must, effect change through education, research and engagement with the communities we serve.

The work described here does not represent an exhaustive list of our efforts toward social justice. Nonetheless, it demonstrates many of the ongoing initiatives and resources that have grown out of our enduring committment to creating a more equitable and inclusive society for our UB community and our world. 

Standing with Our UB Community

  • 4/20/21
    This landmark trial has been viewed as a referendum on police accountability and brutality against Black and Brown Americans—and, as such, it has been closely followed by millions of people demanding the abiding structural change that is long overdue in our country.
  • 4/16/21
    Against the backdrop of a fervent racial justice reckoning, demonstrations over police brutality against Black and Brown Americans, a pandemic that has magnified social injustice, and oppression that has persisted from our country’s founding, I understand that some of you may be feeling as traumatized in the retelling of this terrible episode as when you first learned of it.
  • 1/18/21
    As the fractures of the past several years extend into 2021, Dr. King’s exhortations of 53 years ago remind us of our imperative today—and every day: to commemorate his legacy by contributing to the ideals of justice and equality.
  • 4/30/21
    The President's Advisory Council on Race held a Community Dialogue on Monday, March 22, 2021. During this university-wide forum, the President’s Advisory Council on Race offered recommendations to strengthen a culture at UB that thrives on ideals of equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice. View the full video here.
  • 3/18/21
    As a global community of scholars grounded in ideals of social justice, we condemn, in the strongest of terms, anti-Asian harassment, hatred and violence—just as we condemn the ignorance, prejudice and bigotry at their root.
  • 12/10/20
    Over the past six months, the advisory council—comprised of faculty, students, staff and alumni—has identified, researched and reviewed best practices in four focus areas: the recruitment, hiring and retention of faculty and staff; the recruitment, admissions, retention and graduation of students; curriculum and teaching; and community engagement.