Black Lives Matter.

In the wake of the recent controversial grand jury decisions in Ferguson, MO and New York City, individuals and communities are called to action. These appalling decisions are in the company of countless moments in our country's history that shed light on the need for systems to change in an effort to treat each and every human as equal in a just society. Express outrage peacefully. Stand in solidarity. Create change. Black Lives Matter.

Read a statement from the Columbia University School of Social Work community here.