The MSU Denver Art Department voted unanimously in Fall 2020 to sign on to the Safer Spaces Resolution for Black, Brown, and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) Impacted by State and Police ViolenceThe details of this resolution can be found here.

The Department of Art believes that this statement promotes our collective vision of creating a more just and inclusive society for our students, staff, and faculty. Furthermore, this resolution aligns with the commitments made in the department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement:

The MSU Denver Department of Art represents a diverse community of individuals who study, teach, create, and advocate for art and design. As the Department of Art expands our understanding of our commonalities and differences, we remain committed to:

  • Respecting the dignity and essential worth of all individuals,
  • Fostering mutual respect, including respecting the privacy, property, and agency of others,
  • Examining and challenging our own biases and beliefs,
  • Promoting the diversity of opinions, ideas, and backgrounds which enriches the culture of the department, college, and the university,
  • Standing against bigotry, discrimination, violence, or intimidation,
  • Working towards an inclusive and equitable curriculum that fosters an environment of respectful dialogue,
  • Appreciating diversity and inclusion as a collaborative work-in-progress.

We, the Department of Art, wholeheartedly and unequivocally would like to reaffirm our support of the Safer Spaces Resolution, and our commitment to the departmental DEI Statement. We believe that the urgency of racial justice demands our unwavering support on this matter.