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Library Statement on Protests

Falvey Memorial Library stands united with those who seek social justice and equality and supports those protesting worldwide to dismantle institutionalized racism and white supremacy.

As Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, wrote in his email to the campus community, “With COVID-19, we witnessed what was occurring and swiftly and dramatically changed behaviors in order to save lives. As I think about George Floyd, and the numerous other black men and women who have been killed unjustly, I can’t help but wonder, why isn’t our reaction the same? When will we understand that injustice affects us all? Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best when he said: ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

To the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) members of the Villanova community, we see you, we hear you, and we will listen, learn, and grow. Falvey Memorial Library is committed to creating a community in the spirit of Villanova University’s Augustinian values; to ensure the Library is a place where all feel welcome and safe.

Learn more about diversity and inclusion on Falvey Memorial Library’s Diversity and Inclusion Subject Guide.

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Last Modified: June 4, 2020

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