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As your new Officer Team, our top priorities are to ensure that your well-being, education and student experience are the best they can be. In the past month or so, following the tragic deaths of George Floyd and countless other members of the Black community, we have been educating ourselves on the Black Lives Matter movement. We’ve also been speaking to some of you, our Black students, to hear about your experiences at St Mary's and what you want to be changed. We feel as your Officer Team that we owe you the representation that you deserve.
We are aware that there is a serious issue with systemic racism around the country and around the globe, and unfortunately, having heard some your experiences, there are cases of this systemic racism and anti-Blackness ever-present in and around St Marys. Evidently this is a big issue with many organisations stating it is occurring within the workplace, yet we see next to no change. As your Union, we recognise there have been past failings and we want to work hard to represent you and educate all who are involved appropriately. As a result, we have developed a set of goals that we aim to implement over the coming year. Short term goals:
Long term goals
We will give monthly updates on our progress through social media and at stmaryssu.co.uk, and we will also use the aforementioned forums to give updates on how we are making changes. Black Lives Matter now. Black lives will always matter.