Association of University Presses Equity and anti-racism statement

As a proud member of the Association of University Presses (AUP), Bristol University Press and its imprint Policy Press whole-heartedly endorse AUP’s statement on Equity and Anti-Racism published on 2 June 2020.

Bristol University Press’ focus on tackling social, political, economic and cultural issues is ever more relevant and we stand alongside this statement that condemns police brutality and other forms of socially sanctioned racist violence.

Association of University Presses Releases Equity and Anti-Racism Statement:

June 2, 2020 (New York, NY; Washington, DC): The Association of University Presses (AUPresses) holds among our core values diversity and inclusion. As an organization and as a community, we mourn the lost lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others, stolen by the systemic racism at work in the US. We condemn police brutality and other forms of socially sanctioned racist violence. And we stand in solidarity with all who continue to seek justice, to imagine equity, and to enact a different world.

Many of our member presses put the values of diversity and inclusion into the world in a tangible way, playing major roles over the last few decades in amplifying the voices of scholars who originated African American Studies, Native Studies, and LGBTQ studies, among other groundbreaking fields. These works are readily available to provide insights and are frequently cited as resources in response to police brutality or white supremacist violence.

The full statement can be read here.