Our hearts are filled with sadness and outrage concerning the death of George Floyd. We share in the frustration and anger that once again an African American man was subjected to hate and violence, demonstrating that racism and discrimination are still alive in our country.
We want to assure you that the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion for everyone. We are committed to educating a future generation that embraces these core values. This strong commitment is also reflected in the policies and actions of our Governing Board:
People of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, socioeconomic levels, cultures, and abilities are valued, welcomed, and included in all aspects of our organization. GCCCD strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.
We must work together to condemn racism and create a society based on acceptance, kindness and respect. We must heighten our continued efforts to create a safe and inclusive environment for our students, employees, and the community.
Our District also values the principles of free speech in which peaceful protests are held to make a unified public statement. Although we understand the fury of the protesters, we do not support the violent demonstrations in La Mesa and elsewhere in the nation that have resulted in businesses being looted and destroyed. We must continue to constructively direct our conversation and anger toward promoting social justice and building a stronger society.
Please join us in standing up to bigotry and intolerance and in helping to provide a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.
Lynn Neault Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh Julianna Barnes
Chancellor President President
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Grossmont College Cuyamaca College
Community College District