CCAM stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. As an artist-run center within academia, we have the agency to take action to address inequalities across arts and technology fields–an area that is historically both privileged and white. From electronic music to VR production, the resources, networks, and training needed to succeed in these fields have not been inclusive. CCAM is committed to leveraging our resources, access, and collaborative power to lift up the BIPOC communities, to support our students, faculty, and staff in efforts to combat systemic racism, and to commit to being thoughtful listeners to those whose voices have been silenced.
Our work to support racial equity and social justice starts with our programming. This summer the CCAM Design Brigade program was launched to solve spatial problems in the era of COVID 19. One student team is working with the City of New Haven to design a COVID 19 memorial, addressing the disproportionate impact of the virus on black and brown communities in New Haven.
At CCAM, we recognize that racism is present on campus, in the arts, in tech, and in society, and we are committed to immediate and sustained anti-racist work.