In response to the urgent challenges that individuals and communities affected by incarceration are facing due to Covid-19, CISC and a team of CLS students have developed a Report compiling resources and information to help those groups and their advocates navigate this public health crisis. Click here to download the Full Report.

This report is co-authored by Susan Sturm, George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility, Natalie Behr, CLS ‘21, Zachary D. Hardwick, CLS ‘22, Hyun Kim, CLS ‘22, and Faiz Pirani, CLS ‘22.

Anti-Racism Advocacy in the Age of COVID-19

The Center for Institutional and Social Change unequivocally denounces the racially-fueled bigotry towards Asian and Asian American communities that has sprung in the wake of COVID-19. The Center is committed to countering instances of such bigotry within both the Columbia community and the wider public. In light of this stance, the Center has compiled relevant resources and statements for how our community is actively addressing and fighting these instances that can be accessed.

  • To see a COVID-19 Statement Denouncing Coronavirus-Related Violence & Discrimination Against Asians and Asian Americans from the Student Leaders of the Asian American History and the Law Reading Group, click here.
  • To read Dean Gillian Lester's response to incidences of racially motivated hate, click here