We have received several messages and tags about the #ESOCWeekOfAction. We are in full support of students using their powerful voices to speak up, speak out, and call out. College leaders are reading and listening. We appreciate POWER’s acknowledgment that the College has made progress in some areas; at the same time, we understand that this progress is insufficient, and it does not get to the root cause of the problems that persist for so many of our BIPOC students. We understand that the work ahead is to dismantle the structural, systemic, and cultural barriers that prevent some students from full participation in the Emerson educational experience, and we are committing to doing that work.