RISD Anti-Racism Coalition (risdARC) is dedicated to combating our institution’s prolonged history of anti-Blackness, marginalization, and discrimination along with the intersections of global systems of oppression affecting our community. We support and advocate for the needs of all students of color regardless of ethnicity, race, disability, gender, or sexuality.








Demands of the Illustration Department


Date:
July 21 2020

Written By:
RISD Illustration Students

Sent to:
RISD Illustration Department



Date:
July 6 2020

Written By: 
RISD Illustration Students & Alumni

Sent to:
RISD Illustration Department
To the RISD illustration administration and fine arts department,

We are a group of RISD illustration students holding the department accountable for RISD’s written commitment to “affect real, systemic change within our institution" in relation to the department’s complicity in perpetuating anti-blackness and systems of harm against BIPOC students and educators. Speaking on behalf of current and past students of illustration, we ask that you actively listen to our grievances, implement our list of demands and work out structural changes within the department with the help of student input.

We ask that you respond with a new plan by Friday 7/10, before the leave of absence deadline. We patiently await your answers addressing how we can build a better education environment together.


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