In Solidarity with BLM: A Note from the OpenLab Team

Black Lives Matter in lights at a protest
Black Lives Matter” by Ella via Flickr

City Tech’s OpenLab team expresses our solidarity with activists and organizers working incredibly hard to affirm and protect Black lives in the wave of protests surrounding the murders of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black people targeted by white supremacist violence.

We believe that Black lives matter, and that existing structures of oppression maintain racial hierarchies that marginalize Black and brown people. These systems impact the daily lives of CUNY students as well as faculty and staff of color; the complicity of our institutions must be acknowledged and changed. We hope the OpenLab can be a place for open discussion, shared resources, and community building.

We’ll share here some resources we find helpful, and hope you will, too. One place to get started is Black Lives Matter.