In November 2020 and April 2021, two groups of Emerson students shared once again the struggles and conflict they have experienced in the College community. The #ESOCWeekofAction in November 2020 was led by BIPOC-identifying students on our campus and included a mission statement and an organized list of demands. In April 2021, the Access: Student Disability Union shared a similar letter to College leaders and a suggested action plan for disability equity. These issues, and others that impact individuals and communities who have been historically and systemically marginalized, are not new, and we are sorry that students were yet again put in the position of having to organize to make their voices heard. 

Below are links to updates, plans, and progress on 12 areas of focus drawn from the #ESOCWeekOfAction student demands. 

Recommitting to Accessibility

  • Additional Staff
  • Training and Education
  • Accessible Spaces
  • Accessibility Advisory Board
  • Institutional Response
  • Emerson College Police Department (ECPD)
  • Digital Accessibility