Statement by Carolina Seminars Director regarding Race, Justice and Recent Acts of Police Violence

To Our Campus Community

We at Carolina Seminars stand in solidarity with all of those who have expressed their anger, outrage and commitment to justice and social transformation given the anti-black violence in the United States and the world.  We at Carolina Seminars also find this violence abhorrent and so we also ask: what will you do? How will you commit to action? At Carolina Seminars we follow our curiosity and the work that emerges can be transformational.  In that spirit, we invite you to read the statements from our campus community, but also consider how you will be the difference this moment requires.

Tanya Shields
Director, Carolina Seminars


Statements from our colleagues at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UNC Center for Faculty Excellence

University Commission on History, Race, and a Way Forward

University Office for Diversity and Inclusion 

The Office of the Chancellor 

UNC Center for Faculty Excellence – Team ADVANCE

The Hussman School of Journalism and Media 

Department of Sociology 

Department of Music

Letter from David Garcia and Allen Anderson – Department of Music 

UNC Center for Health Equity Research

Carolina Population Center 

PlayMakers Repertory Company, in partnership with UNC Dramatic Art

Statement from Roy Williams, UNC Men’s Basketball Coach

Statement from Mack Brown, UNC’s Men’s Football Coach

The Ackland Art Museum 

Carolina Black Caucus

Black Student Movement

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

The Gillings School of Global Public Health

Barbara K. Rimer, Dean of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

The LGBTQ Center

Carolina Performing Arts

Carolina Center for Public Service

School of Medicine and UNC Health

University Libraries

Carolina Union

Carolina Public Humanities and Carolina K-12

Chancellor’s Science Scholars


Student Affairs

The Graduate School

Commission on History, Race, and a Way Forward

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Eshelman School of Pharmacy

NC Botanical Garden

Black Law Students Association

UNC Police


Biochemistry and Biophysics

NC TraCS Institute

Department of Asian Studies

Entrepreneurship Center

The Daily Tar Heel

UNC Curriculum in Global Studies 

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute 

UNC School of Nursing Office of Inclusive Excellence

Office of Faculty Governance 

Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

The Institute of African American Research 

University Libraries

Campus Safety Commission 

Carolina Performing Arts 

Department of Women’s and Gender Studies 

Southern Cultures

The Institute for the Study of the Americas

UNC Employee Forum

Department of Chemistry 

UNC World View 

The Center for the Study of the American South 

UNC African Studies Center 

North Carolina German Studies

Department of Romance Studies 

Department of Classics

Department of American Studies 

Additional statements regarding the current crisis.

Vincent E. Price, President of Duke University 

Statement from David Cutcliffe, Duke Men’s Football Coach

Statement from Mike Krzyzewski, Duke Men’s Basketball Coach

Johnson O. Akinleye, Chancellor of North Carolina Central University 

Randy Woodson, Chancellor of North Carolina State University