The Conservatory’s Affirmation Statement
The faculty and staff at the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific stand in support of Black Americans as well as Indigenous and people of color across the country. We condemn the historic and continuing forms of racism that pervade our society and institutions.
As an academic unit, we acknowledge that we have not acted as if Black lives and Black music have mattered, and that we must do so to serve our students, faculty, staff and community. We commit to:
- Educating ourselves about issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in arts education
- Changing our curriculum to reflect the experiences of historically marginalized groups
- Eliminating forms of systemic oppression within our governance structures, policies and procedures
In doing so, we renew our dedication to “integrity in all our actions and decisions, accountability and transparency” (excerpt, Conservatory of Music Mission Statement).