The following documents are intended to represent the history of protests and student actions surrounding #BLACKOUTSLC in 2015 on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College.
Given the large number of documents housed in the College Archives on various student actions (approximately 5,000), the representation here is not comprehensive. To learn more about a specific student action and the SLC community’s response, please reach out to the Archives.
This online collection contains the original actions, demands, and various community responses to add historical context to the events and to make many of the documents more accessible. The documents are arranged chronologically in ascending order within each protest. The majority of the documents are from the Protest and Activism Collection, but there are others from the various collections within the College Archives. The collection from which the document came is noted in the metadata record for the item. To access finding aids for collections, such as the Protest and Activism Collection, see the Archives website. For additional information on the history of diversity at the College, see the Diversity Timeline.
NOTE: To protect the privacy of individuals, names have been redacted in the documents.
Email from a student announcing and calling for participation in a campus wide walkout in support of racial equality on campus and nationally.
Faculty Committee on Admissions, Sarah Lawrence College
Email to the Sarah Lawrence Community summarizing actions taken in answering the #BLACKOUTSLC demand to recruit and retain more students of color on campus.
Karen R. Lawrence
President Karen Lawrence addresses ways in which the College has, and plans to, meet the demands from students of color during the demonstration #BLACKOUTSLC.
Dean Allen Green addresses ways in which the College has and plans to answer demands from students during the #BLACKOUTSLC demonstration.