We are taking a stand against racial injustice and state-sanctioned violence that have taken the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless other African Americans.
We condemn the anti-blackness and racism present in racial discrimination and microagressions within our own industry. It is unacceptable, and it is paramount we hold ourselves accountable. We must actively work to support Black lives and stand with the Black community in the face of injustice.
We as CPP ASCE acknowledge that we must do better, starting with understanding that infrastructure is not apolitical, and that it is of great importance to support the Black community within our organization. In order to continue building a nation we are proud of, we cannot stay silent on our country’s issues anymore and must stand by those who continuously face injustices to this day.
CPP ASCE stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
ASCE CODE OF ETHICS - CANON 8
TREAT ALL PERSONS FAIRLY.
Engineers shall, in all matters related to their profession, treat all persons fairly and encourage equitable participation without regard to gender or gender identity, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, or family, marital, or economic status.Source:asce.org/code-of-ethics
WHAT YOU CAN DO
We have provided a link in our bio that details a list of places to donate, petitions to sign, and other resources.
We encourage you all to educate yourselves, donate if you are able, and have difficult but necessary conversations with your family, friends, and student chapter members.
If you are unable to protest, we encourage you to donate your PPE such as safety goggles and hard hats to those who may need to protect themselves.
View Resources: blacklivesmatters.carrd.co