We, as the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, find racism, racial injustice, inequity and discrimination towards any group intolerable and unacceptable. It falls on every one of us -- faculty, staff, students and community -- to work together to eliminate racism and discrimination.
When I was growing up, I was one of very few minorities in school and early on, I did not feel included. I felt I was an outsider because of my skin color and having been born in a different country.
I want everyone at our school to feel they are welcome, respected and included. All of us can learn from each other’s varied experiences (good and bad) and become better human beings that are more equitable and inclusive. When we all act and respect each other better, our school and humanity benefits.
Please watch for upcoming forums throughout the year for opportunities to share your thoughts, feelings and ideas. And do not hesitate to reach out to me anytime. Together, we can create a more inclusive community.
Director of Diversity Initiatives
UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences