Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

­­Law Librarians of Puget Sound (LLOPS) Statement of Solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

LLOPS Executive Board, June 18, 2020

As the Law Librarians of Puget Sound (LLOPS), we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, open, equitable, and just law librarian and legal community in the Pacific Northwest.

We unequivocally stand in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement across the country in seeking both greater police accountability and to dismantle the systemic racism ingrained in every system of American society and government.

We recognize that racial bias and systemic racism exist in all legal institutions, including our courts, law schools, and legislatures. We recognize that our legal system, its culture and institutions, often subvert justice, leaving systems and policies that further inequality and exclusion.

Our members have unique skills, expertise, and power. We can use our skills to challenge and further the work needed to dismantle systemic racism and oppression within our profession, workplaces, and legal institutions.

LLOPS will use our programs, listserv, and other organizational tools to give members what they need to engage individually and collectively in the fight against systemic racism and oppression. To do this, though, we need to hear from you.

Contact Stephanie Wilson, Carly Eyler, Karen Whitney, LeighAnne Thompson, or Kate Stockert and tell us your ideas for LLOPS programing, discussions, and trainings. With your ideas we can come together to learn, engage, and take action. Let’s get to work.

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