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OberlinCollege
To:

BoardofTrustees
:Chair*ClydeMcGregor,PatriciaShanks,CharlesBirenbaum,T.
ChristopherCanavan,AmyChen,ThomasF.Cooper,JoeCondon,MegCoward,Motoko
Deane,GiftyDominah,LillieEdwards,EdHelms,CynthiaHogan,AlanW.Houseman,
CharleneDrewJarvis,MichaelKamarck,EricKatzman,DavidKrischer,WillLewis,Nicholas
Loh,ChesleyMaddoxDorsey,EmilyMcClintock,MollyHurstRaphael,ThomasRiis,David
Shapira,SusanTroy,PhilipVasan,LeanneWagner,HarlanWaksal,ElizabethWelch,Danette
Wineberg,AlanWurtzel,andDianeYu.

President
MarvinKrislov,
VicePresidentandDeanofStudents
EricEstes,andallother
appropriateGoverningBodies,

OberlinCollegeandConservatoryisanunethicalinstitution.Fromcapitalizingonmassivelabor
exploitationacrosscampus,totheConservatoryofMusictreatingBlackandotherstudentsof
coloraslessthanthroughitseverydayrunning,OberlinCollegeunapologeticallyactsas
unethicalinstitution,antitheticaltoitshistoricalvision.Inthe1830s,thisschoolclaimeda
legacyofsupportingitsBlackstudents.However,thatlegacyhasamountedtonothingmorethan
apublicrelationscampaigninitiatedtobenefittheimageoftheinstitutionandnottheAfricana
peopleitwassetoutfor.AlongthesamelinesstatedbyUNCChapelHillstudentsintheir2015
documentACollectiveResponsetoAntiBlackness,youincludeBlackandotherstudentsof
colorintheinstitutionandmarkthemwiththewordsequity,inclusionanddiversity,whenin
factthisinstitutionfunctionsonthepremisesofimperialism,whitesupremacy,capitalism,
ableism,andacissexistheteropatriarchy.OberlinCollegeandConservatoryusesthelimited
numberofBlackandBrownstudentstocolorinitsbrochures,butthenerasesusfromstudent
lifeonthiscampus.Youprofitoffofouraccomplishmentsandinvisiblelabor,yetYouexpectus
toproducepersonalsolutionstoinstitutionalincompetencies.WeasaCollegedefinedhigh
risk,lowincome,disadvantagedcommunityshouldnothavetocarrytheburdenof
deconstructingthewhitesupremacist,patriarchal,capitalistsystemthatwetooknopartin
creating,yetissodeeplyembeddedinthesoiluponwhichthisinstitutionwasbuilt.

Inadmissionsmaterial,OberlinproudlybroadcaststhestatementThinkonepersoncanchange
theworld?Sodowe.Withthisspuriousrhetoricinmind,thetimefordirectandimmediate
actionreforminghighereducationislongoverdue.Wewillnotbesilencedwewillnotbe
attendinganymoreforums,speakouts,teachins,convocations,workinggroups,committees,
etc.inlieuofourliberation.

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Ourlargergoalsaretosee:
1. AnincreaseinBlackandstudentsofcolorrepresentedintheinstitutionfromthe
Americas,includingtheCaribbeanandAfrica
2. AnincreaseinBlackadministratorsandfacultyacrossdepartmentsandgoverningbodies
3. ThedivestmentfromallprisonsandIsrael
4. ExclusiveBlacksafespacesoncampus
5. TheactiveeliminationofinstitutionalcomplacencythatallowsviolenceagainstBlack
studentstothriveandpersist
6. TheeradicationofhegemonyinthecurriculumacrosstheCollegeandConservatory
7. TheendofOberlinCollegefunctioningasagentrifyinginstitution
8. AnendtotheerasureofBlackcontributionsonthiscampus

Manyofthesedemandshavebeenissuedbeforeandsubsequentlyignoredbyadministration,
facultyandstudents.Thiswasneveracceptable,andwillnolongerbetolerated.

Asyouwillseethesearenotpoliterequests,butconcreteandunmalleabledemands.Failureto
meetthemwillresultinafullandforcefulresponsefromthecommunityyoufailtosupport.
Ourdemandsareasfollows:

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ADMISSIONS,RECRUITMENTANDRETENTION

1. WeDEMANDa4%annualincreaseinBlackstudentenrollmentfromEACHofthe
Americas,theCaribbeanandcontinentofAfricastartingin2016toaccumulatetoa40%
increaseby2022.ThisincreasemustoccurintheCollege.Additionally,thisdeadline
shouldNOTbetakenasareversalpointbacktothepreviouspolicy,andthestandardsof
increasedenrollmentshouldbeheldasaminimum.

2. WeDEMANDaconcertedefforttoincreasethepercentageofBlackstudentsand
specificallyBlackfemaleidentifyinginstrumentalistsintheJazzdepartment.Wewould
liketoreiteratethedemandfora4%annualincreaseintheenrollmentofBlackstudents
intheJazzDepartmentstartingin2016toaccumulate
to40%increasebytheyear2022.

3. WeDEMANDmoreBlackadministratorsinthefollowingoffices:
a. OfficeofFinancialAid
b. OfficeofStudentHealth
c. OfficeofStudentAccounts
d. OfficeofthePresident
e. OfficeofDisabilities
f. OfficeoftheDean
g. OfficeofResidentialEducation

4. WeDEMANDthatallBlackprospectivestudentsbeinterviewedbyadmissionsofficers
thataretrainedinraceconsciousnesspracticesforundergraduateadmissions.

5. WeDEMANDthatallBlackinternationalstudentswhoareunabletoreturnbacktotheir
housingduringpostsemesterbreakssuchasbut
homecountriesbeprovidedwith
FREE
notlimitedtowinterbreaks.

6. WeDEMANDamoreinclusiveauditionprocessintheConservatorythatdoesnot
privilegeWesternEuropeantheoreticalknowledgeoverplayingability.WeDEMAND
theinclusionofteachersandeducatorswithauditoryandrelativebusinessskills
pertainingtocontemporaryBlackmusicalstyles.

7. WeDEMANDproperandtransparentcommunicationfromthevariousauthorities
regardingadmissionsandretention,beyondthebombardmentofOberlinCollegeemails
wereceivedaily.

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8. WeDEMANDmoretransparencyinthefacultyrecruitmentprocessfortheJazz
department.Theselectionofeducatorsthatwillshapeallofourfuturemusical
experienceswithoutanylegitimateefforttoreceivestudentfeedbackisludicrous.A
candidateshouldnotbebroughtintoauditionforapositionwhilestudentsarenoton
campus.

9. WeDEMANDanonlinedatabasethatoutlinesthedeadline,dates,andformscriticalfor
thesuccessfulacademicjourneyofBlackstudents.

10. WeDEMANDthatBlackstudentsbeabletosupplementtheirprimaryacademicadvisor
withanadvisoroutsideoftheirdepartmentormajor.

11. WeDEMANDfinancialaidworkshopsforBlackstudentsbyBlackfinancialaidofficers
sothatstudentscanfullyunderstandthecontentsoftheirfinancialpackageandhowit
willchangethroughouttheirtimeatOberlinCollegeandConservatory.

12. WeDEMANDfundingtohaveaneventforBlackfirstyearstudentsduringorientation
week,sothattheymayinteractwithcommunitymembersthatdoesnotconflictwith
requiredevents.
a. Atthisevent,studentswillmeetBlackfacultyandstaff,theRAsofAfrikan
HeritageHouse,theBlackcounselors,aswellasotherstudentstoacquaintthem
withresourcesgearedtowardtheirsuccessfultenureatOberlinCollegeand
Conservatory.Thisshouldstartin2016duringthenextstudentorientation
session.

13. WeDEMANDtheallocationofresourcesgearedtowardsshiftingtheinstitutional
climatesothatBlackfaculty,administrationandstaffcanthriveandnothavetoengage
thatweknowisanimportantpartoftheirwork.Wewillgaugethe
inthe
invisiblelabor
successofthisdemandthroughasemesterlysurveysenttoBlackfaculty,administrators
andstaffdeemingthesuccessofthisinitiative.
a. WeDEMANDdirectoversightofthisprocess.

14. WeDEMANDinstitutionalandfinancialsupportforaBlackBridgeProgrambetween
theOberlinschoolsystemandOberlinCollegeandConservatory.Thisprogramwillhelp
increasethesuccessfulgraduationofstudentsfromOberlinHighSchool,provideapeer
supportsystem,andshapesuccessfulleadersforthefutureOberlinCollege.
a. ThisprogramshouldstartbythebeginningofthenextAcademicyearin2016.

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15. WeDEMANDachangeinthefundamentalwaysthatweassessknowledgeatthis
institution,startingwithastudentevaluationoftheeffectivenessofthegradingsystem.
Wewillhaveoversightovertheresultsofthatevaluation.
a. Iftheresultsstatethatthegradingsystemisnotreflectiveofthisinstitution's
studentbody,weDEMANDanimmediatechangeofthatgradingsystem.

16. WeDEMANDasemesterlytransparentreportshowingtheprogressandinitiativesto
makethesedemandsareality,tobesharedwitheveryBlackleaderoncampus,namely
the:
a. CoChairsofABUSUA,ASA,andSOCA
b. RAsofAfricanHeritageHouse
c. BlackScientistsGuild
d. OberlinCollegeBlackMusiciansGuild
e. ChairoftheAfricanaStudiesDepartment
f. DeanofStudentsOffice

17.WeDEMANDdirectinvolvementandtransparencyintheprocessofhiringthenew
OberlinCollegepresident.

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ACADEMICSANDCURRICULUM

1. WeDEMAND
a
structuralchangeininstitutionalgraduationrequirements:

a. IntrototheBlackExperienceorasimilarcoursemustbeinstitutedasa
mandatoryrequirementforallstudentsbeforegraduation.
b. DepartmentalrequirementsforstudentstotakeWestern/Classicalcentered
coursesmustbeeliminated,ifNOTthenwedemandallstudentsMUSTalsotake
anequivalentcourseintheAfricanDiaspora.
Forexample,intheTheatreDepartmentitisarequirementtotake
WesternTheatreHistoryPartsI&IIstudentsshouldalsoberequiredto
takeacoursesuchasBlackArtsWorkshopandorAfricanAmerican
Drama.
Forexample,intheDanceDepartmentstudentsarerequiredtotakeBallet
&ContemporaryI&II,thereforestudentsshouldberequiredtotakeWest
AfricanI&II.
Forexample,intheConservatorymajorsarerequiredtotakeacoursein
MusicHistorywhosecontentisheavilywesternized,butweDEMAND
thatitbemandatoryforallConservatorystudentstotake
AfricanAmericanMusicHistory.
Forexample,intheHistorydepartmentWesternandUSHistoryaremajor
requirementswhichplacesthehistoryoftheseregionsinahigheresteem
thanotherregionsoftheworld.Therefore,weDEMANDthatstudentsbe
requiredtotakeAfricanCivilizationsuptothe1800s.
InU.S.Historyclasses,Blacknessisonlydiscussedintermsofslavery
andCivilRights.Thisisareductionist,singleviewoftheexperiencesand
contributionsofBlackpeopletothehistoryoftheUnitedStates.We
furtherDEMANDthatthecurriculumbechangedinordertodiscuss
blacknessinmoredepth.

2.WeDEMANDthatJazzCurriculumintheConservatorybereflectiveofthestudentsmusical
focus.StudentsSHOULDNOTbeforcedtotakeheavilybasedclassicalcoursesthathave
minimalrelevancetotheirJazzinterests.ClassicalstudentsarenotforcedtotakeJazzcourses,
andseeingashowmostJazzstudentsareoftheAfricanacommunity,theyshouldnotbeforced
totakecoursesrootedinwhiteness.

3.WeDEMAND
a
moreholisticandinclusiveapproachtoBlackmusicbeundertakenbythe
JazzDepartmentthrough:

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TheadditionoffacultythatdoworknotonlyintheJazzWorldbutare
knowledgableinallfacetsofcontemporaryBlackmusicalperformance
Theadditionoffacultythathaveanunderstandingofmodernperformance
techniquesthatincludekeyboardtechnology,auxiliarykeyboard
techniques,modernbass,guitaranddrumperformance
TheexpansionoftheOberlinConservatoryJazzStudiesDepartmenttothe
OberlinConservatoryBlackAmericanMusicdepartment,withSpecific
focusessuchasBlackNorthAmericanClassicalMusic,AfroCaribbean
Music,AfroBrazilianMusicandotherformsofAfricaninfluencedmusic
intheWesternHemisphere

4.WeDEMANDthata
mandatory
professionaldevelopmentprogrambedevelopedforfaculty
acrossdepartmentsintheCollege&Conservatorythatwillhelpfacilitatetheirunderstandingof
thewaysinwhichracialcapitalism,settlercolonialism,andotherformsofviolentoppression
informandshapeinstructionalmethodsforthedisciplinarycontentoftheircourses.Wefurther
DEMANDthatthecontentofthisinformationbeintegratedintheircoursework.Furthermore,
thistrainingshouldbroadenprofessorsawarenessofthekindsofissuesstudentsofcolorhave
tonavigatewhenraciallycharged,traumaticeventshappenoncampusandintheworldandhelp
facultydevelopproductiveandappropriateresponsestosuchcircumstances.

5.Inordertomeetdemand1b*,wefurtherDEMANDtherecruitingandintegrationofmore
Blackfacultyintoalldepartmentsbutspecificallyin:
Politics
,Philosophy,
Economics
,Theater,Dance,Sociology,
Neuroscience,TheENTIREConservatory,
Chemistry/Biochemistry
,
Biology
,History,
Classics
,
Physics
,CreativeWriting,Psychology,The
AthleticsDepartment,
Art
,
Anthropology
,
ComputerScience
,
Cinema
Studies
,ComparativeAmericanStudies,
Geology
,
Environmental
Studies
,
Math
,Religion,Rhetoric&Composition,&GenderSexuality
andFeministStudies.
ThisdemandshouldNOTbefilledwithProfessorsfromtheAfricanaStudiesDepartment
injointappointmentpositions.

6.WeDEMANDthecreationofadepartmentthatfocusesonlanguagesoftheAfricanapeoples
toincludeaminimumofonelanguageeachfromtheAfricancontinent,Caribbean,andthe
Americas:
ThecontinentofAfrica:Kiswahili,Igbo,Yoruba,Hausa/Fulani,Mende,
Xhosa,Zulu,Shona,Ndebele,Lingalaetc
TheAmericas:BlackEnglish,Creole,GullahDialectetc
TheCaribbean:HaitianCreole,JamaicanPatois,etc.

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7.WeDEMANDtherenamingofthesespecificacademicbuildings:
TheKohlJazzBuildingtotheWendellLoganBuildingaBlackmanwho
createdtheJazzDepartmentandgavehislifetothisinstitution.
HallAuditoriumtotheAveryBrooksAuditoriumaworldrenowned
actorandalumnusofthisveryinstitution,Classof1970.
Lord/SaundersdormtoSaaka/PeekdormafterProfessorYakubuSaaka
and
ProfessorEmeritusBookerPeekwithaspecificsectiondedicatedto
MaggieTerry
allofwhomdedicatedtheirlivestotheacademic,social,
andemotionalwellbeingoftheAfricanapeopleonthiscampus.
TheArtBuildingtotheEdmoniaLewisBuildingafterworldrenowned
sculptorEdmonialewisasanacknowledgementofthedebtowedtoher
fortheviolencethatsheexperiencedatthisinstitution.Wecannotclaim
herworkandreputationwithoutacknowledginghertrauma.

8.WeDEMANDa$10,000bookfundfortheAfrikanaHouseLibrary.Itisimportantfor
studentsofourcommunitytostayeducatedandwellversedintheissuesplaguingtheir
communities,andbooksareoneofthemanytoolstodoso.

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FINANCIAL,HEALTHANDWELLNESSBEINGOFBLACKSTUDENTS

1. WeDEMANDayearlyreportofBlackstudentsfromTheAmericas,Caribbeanand
Africashowingtherecruitmentbreakdown,graduationrate,andnumberofstudentswho
havetakenaleave.Thisreportshouldincluderawnumbersthatincludedepartmental&
classbreakdowns.Thisissothatwecanconstantlyimproveandevaluatetheretentionof
Blackstudentsthroughhealthandwellnessinitiativesthatcomplementtheirsuccess.

2. WeDEMANDawrittenformthatassuresusoftheinstitutionscommitmenttoincrease
thenumberofblackpsychologistswithintheCounselingCenter.Furthermore,we
DEMANDthatBlackstudentsbeabletositinontheinterviewsoftheseHIGHLY
QUALIFIEDcandidatesinordertoensurethattheseprofessionalscatertotheneedsof
theBlackstudents.
a. WealsoDEMANDthehiringofBlackhealers/nonwesternhealthpractitioners
becausenoteveryonefindscomfortandhealingsolelyfromapsychologist.

3. WeDEMANDa6%annualincreaseingrantoffersversusloanoffersforBlackstudents
forthenext5yearsleadingtoa30%increaseby2021.ThisdeadlineshouldNOTbe
takenasareversalpointbacktothepreviouspolicyandshouldbemaintainedasa
minimum.Historically,Blackbodieshaveexperiencedinstitutionallyacquireddebt
throughhigherinterestratesfrominsurancecompanies,mortgagecompanies,auto
finance,healthcare,etc.Thereforepilingonstudentloandebtgoesagainstoneofthecore
foundingprinciplesofOberlinCollege&Conservatory,whichistopromotethe
successfulprosperityofBlackpeoplewithintheacademicsphereandbeyond.

4. WeDEMANDthatallgrantsissuedbytheschoolforfinancialassistancepurposesbe
awardedaschequespriortothetimeofneedinsteadofareimbursement.Thisincludes
andisnotlimitedtoCareerCentergrants,IgnitionFund,XartsFundetc.

5. WeDEMANDanadequateincreaseinfundingforinternshipsandcareeropportunities
forallBlackstudentsthatisawardedappropriately.Forinstance,a$3500internshipfund
foralowincomestudentwitha3monthinternshipinNewYorkCitydoesnotmakeany
sustainablesenseconsideringthehighcostofliving.WefurtherDEMANDthatwehave
directinputinthestructuringoftherubricusedtograntthesefunds.

6. WeDEMAND,thatBlackStudentsshouldbeabletoaccessthesefundsirrespectiveof
thesourceoftheiropportunityOberlinopportunityvsExternalopportunity.

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7. WeDEMANDthatspacesthroughouttheOberlinCollegecampusbedesignatedasa
safespaceforAfricanaidentifyingstudents.AfrikanHeritageHouseshouldnotbethe
onlyspaceallottedforthepromotionandacknowledgementofourcommunityspecific
needs.
a. WeDEMANDthatnolessthanonefullroomorspacebegiventothisneedin:
i.
WilderHall
ii.
TheScienceCenter
iii.
MuddLibrary

8. WeDEMANDthatAfrikanHeritageHousebegivensignificantrepairsandupgradesin
thefollowingareas:
a. WeDEMANDthattheAVsysteminLordLoungebemaintainedregularlyitis
indesperateneedofrepairsandsystemupgrades.
b. WeDEMANDthatthepianosinbothLordandSaundersloungebegivenroutine
tunings,justasotherpianosaroundcampusparticularlythoseinwhitespaces.
c. WeDEMANDthataroombegiventotheBlackScientistsWingthatincludes
ampleandrelevantequipmentandsuppliesforthesuccessofBlackstudentsin
thesciences.

9. WeDEMANDthattheEdmoniaLewisCenterandHousebegivensignificantrepairs
andupgradesinthefollowingareas:
a.Theentirebuildingon76SProfessor.
b.Theentirebuildingon78SProfessor.

10.WeDEMANDthattheEdmoniaLewisCenterreceivetheLewisCenterasacommunity
centerrunsolelybystudentsandcommunitymembersandnotbyprofessionalstaffand
beusedforprogrammingofourowninitiatives

11.WeDEMANDanimmediatereviewandrestructureoftheOfficeofResidentialService
policiesregardingaccesstohousingandmealoptions.Thecurrentpoliciesare
financiallyinaccessibleandunsustainabletoBlackstudents.

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WORKERS:ACADEMIC&NONACADEMIC

1. WeDEMANDtheseprofessorsbegrantedtenureIMMEDIATELY:
AdenikeSharpley,ArtistinResidenceAfricanaStudiesDepartment
BernardMatambo,AssistantProfessorofCreativeWriting
CharlesPeterson,AssistantProfessorinAfricanaStudies

2.WeDEMANDtheseprofessorsbeplacedonatenuretrack:
FredaraHadley,VisitingAssistantProfessorinEthnomusicology
WillisOkechOyugi,VisitingAssistantProfessorofHistory
TinaBotts,VisitingAssistantProfessorinPhilosophy
AfiaOforiMensa,VisitingProfessorinComparativeAmericanStudies
RashellePeck,FacultyinResidenceAfricanaStudiesDepartment
ShaneMcCrae,AssistantProfessorinCreativeWriting

3.WeDEMANDaguaranteedtenureuponreviewfortheseprofessorswhomareontenure
track:
JoyKarega,AssistantProfessorofRhetoric&Composition
JustinEmeka,AssistantProfessorofTheater&AfricanaStudies
DarkoOpoku,AssistantProfessorofAfricanaStudies
YvelineAlexis,AssistantProfessorinAfricanaStudies
TamekaNunley,AssistantProfessorofHistory
LeslieKwakye,AssistantProfessorofNeuroscience
GunnarKwakye,AssistantProfessorofNeuroscience
DanielleTerrazasWilliams,AssistantProfessorofHistory

4.WeDEMAND
afulltimeBlackprofessorforAfricanAmericanMusicHistory.
Professor
FredaraHadleyhasbeen
doinganexceptionaljobforthepast2years,
andwouldbeabletomakeagreaterimpactonagreateramountofstudentsif
givenmoretime&resources.

5.WeDEMAND

thataBlackwomanbehiredastheheadoftheJazzVocalDepartment.
Thissearchshouldbeextensive,andshouldnotbelimitedtoindividualsfromthe
immediateClevelandarea,butshouldencompasstheglobe.Itshouldalsobewell
advertisedandstudentsoftheJazzdepartmentandthegreaterconservatory
shouldbeupdatedregularly.

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6.WeDEMANDthatBlackstudentleadersbeprovideda$8.20/hrstipendfortheircontinuous
organizingeffortsaroundthewellbeingofBlackpeopleonOberlinscampus,cityandbeyond.

7.WeDEMANDaminimumwageof$15dollarsforallemployedstaffmembersatthis
institution.

8.WeDEMANDthattheworkloadgiventoemployeesbereflectiveoftheirabilities.Ifworkers
aredisabled,elderly,orpregnanttheyshouldnotbegivenaworkloadthattheycannothandle.

9.WeDEMANDallemployeesbegivenhealthcare&insurancethroughthecollegeaspartof
theirworkbenefits.

10.WeDEMANDthateachworker,temporaryorpermanentworkingforCollegeDiningHall
Servicesbegivenameal
every
workshift.

11.WeDEMANDthedevelopmentofaBridgeprogramforrecentlyreleasedprisonersfrom
GraftontoenrollasundergraduatestudentsatOberlinCollege.Seeingashowweknowthatthe
PrisonIndustrialComplexsendsdisproportionatenumbersofBlackmentoprison,thisBridge
programwillreflectthiscollege'scommitmenttosocialjusticeinitiativesforAfricanapeoples.

12.WeDEMANDtheimmediatefiringof:
MarjorieBurton,HeadofSafety&SecurityforthemishandlingofBlack
studentssafetyneeds.
DavidAlvarez,&SergeantDavidBenderfortheircomplicityandrolein
theviolentmishandlingofZakiyaAcey.
GerriJohnson,AccountsPayableSupervisorfortheirrudebehavior
towardsBlackStudentsandinefficientrunningoftheofficedelayingthe
printingandreleasingofchecksandfunds.
EllenSayles,AssociateDeanofStudiesduetohermishandlingof
studentsmental&emotionalneeds.
KathrynStuart,VicePresidentforStrategicInitiativesduetoherGRAVE
mishandlingofthemental&emotionalneedsofstudentsofcolor,aswell
asherhistorywiththemishandlingofdocumentsthatwouldhaveallowed
studentsofcolortograduateontime.
JohnHarshbarger,DirectorofStudentHealthandCounselingServicesfor
hisinabilitytoactwhenstudentsofcolorhaveurgentneedsandneedto
changetheirhousingarrangementsduetomentalhealthconcerns.
AllenCadwallader,ProfessorofMusicTheoryintheConservatory,dueto
theracistundertonesofhiscourseaswellasthewaysinwhichhetreats

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Blackjazzstudentswhotakehiscourse,whichisrootedinwhite
supremacy.

13.WeDEMANDthepromotionof:
AndresFernandez,AssistantDeanofStudiestoClassDeanforhis
constantdedicationandcarefortheacademicsuccessandsocialwell
beingforBlackstudents.
DeanKimberlyJacksonDavidsontobepromotedtoDeanofStudiesfor
herpassion,dedicationandabilitytocatertotheacademicsuccessand
socialwellbeingofBlackStudentsonthiscampus.Shehasgoneoutof
herwaytoensurethatBlackStudentsgraduateandthattheyhave
everythingthattheyneed.Shehasbeenaconsistentsourceofsupportto
manyBlackStudentsoncampusoutsidetheboundsofherjobandthereis
nodoubtinourmindsthatshewillbeabletotransferthesametothis
position.

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COMMUNITY:OBERLIN&BEYOND

1. WeDEMANDthatOberlinCollegestopfunctioningasagentrifyinginstitutionby:
Theimmediaterehiringofcommunitymemberswhoworkedatthe
OberlinInnbeforeitsrenovation,accompaniedwithaProfessional
DevelopmentDaytotrainthemontheupdatedworkskillsneededto
successfullynavigatetheirjobresponsibilities.
TheimmediatediscontinuationoftheNoTrespassList,becauseit
disproportionatelyanddiscriminatorilytargetsBlackpeoplefromthetown
ofOberlin.
TheimmediateimplementationofafreebussingsystemforOberlin
Elementary,Middle&HighSchoolstudents,paidforbytheCollege.
TheimmediatedivestmentfromIsrael,whohasexploitedmanyAfrican
descendantpeoplesseekingrefuge.Furthermore,becausetheoppressive
andviolentactstowardsPalestiniansmirrorstheantiBlacknesscurrently
intheUnitedStates.
Theimplementationofaprogramallowingwillingcommunitymembers
totakeonecoursepersemesteratOberlinCollegeforFREE.
TheimmediateestablishmentofaPaymentInLieuofTaxes(PILOT)
programbytheCollegethatisapprovedbytheCityofOberlin.

Thesearedemandsandnotsuggestions.Ifthesedemandsarenottakenseriously,immediate
actionfromtheAfricanacommunitywillfollow.

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