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Our Pledge to You

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Dear Students,

In recognition of the unique political moment we find ourselves in, we, the undersigned SAIC faculty, write to affirm our commitment to you, our students and partners in the creative arts, and to the entire SAIC community, including all staff, administrators, and alumni. In signing, we pledge the following:

To reaffirm our core value of making and meaning in times of both stability and imbalance. As artists, designers, scholars, and writers, our job is to explore the complexities of our world and reimagine them creatively, critically, and collectively.

To work together as a community. We are stimulated by each other’s collaborations, considered perspectives, and impassioned opinions. We grow by listening to ideas that are different from our own and recognize the vital role that design, scholarship, art, and writing play in addressing our collective challenges.

To protect and defend the values and rights that allow you, as emerging artists, to think and make. We stand united in opposition to attempts by any entity to restrict or suppress the free and uncensored flow of ideas. We commit to engage and support community members targeted for their ideas or work. SAIC champions and welcomes the difficult conversations that this type of work provokes.

To stand in solidarity with our diverse community, visibly, strategically, and actively. Diversity is in a constant state of redefinition, especially today. The faculty believes in the richness of difference. This includes immigration status, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or former military status, socioeconomic status, political view, as well as new identities as they emerge. An active commitment to the diversity of ideas and the living organism of the planet is what makes SAIC stronger and smarter.

To recognize the privilege and responsibility of being a writer, designer, scholar, and artist. Our skills can provide perspective, leadership, and strategies for shaping today’s world.

We are here with you. We are here for you.

In solidarity,

Claire Ashley
Laura Davis
Billy McGuinness
Diane Worobec-Serratos
Jacob Tonski
Richard Rezac
Calvin Forbes
Matt Morris
Kristin Mariani
Bob H. Brodsky
Bambi Breakstone
Sara Levine
Ellen Dineen Grimes
Gladys Nutt
Kathleen Anne Dumbleton
Jim Lutes
Neil Frankel
Raja El Halwani
Alison Ruttan
Todd Hasak-Lowy
Patricia Pelletier
Kate R. Morris
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford
Josh Dihle
Dianne Jedlicka
Elizabeth Rupprecht
Jim Elniski
James Yood
Susan Giles
Aiko Kojima Hibino
Peggy Macnamara
Stephanie Hjelte Fumanelli
Ginger Krebs
Robyn Paprocki
Judith Brotman
Ann Tyler
Melissa Wittmeier
Hope Esser
Lora Lode
Werner Herterich
Lin Hixson
Sharon K. Shoji
Jacob Ristau
Tim Nickodemus
Karyn Sandlos
Eli Sidman
Cathie Ruggie-Saunders
Mary Lou Zelazny
Sarah Ross
Cindy Coleman
Don Southard
Allison Warren
Helen Maria Nugent
William Estrada
Udita Upadhyaya
Michael Nagelbach
Michelle Downey
Sofya Karash
Pete Oyler
Sean Han-Tani-Chen-Hogan
Mickey R Mahoney
Amy Peltz
Nicole Marroquin
Terry Tatum
Jose Agustin Andreu
D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem
Nathanaël Stephens
Susanna Coffey
Emily C. Hoyler
Sid Branca Cook
Dana Major
Anne Wilson
Magdalena Moskalewicz
Erik Newman
Rick Di Maio
Roberto Sifuentes
Thomas Comerford
Shannon Martino
Elizabeth Freeland
Michael Barlow
Lori Waxman
Stuart Candy
Matilda Stubbs
David Getsy
Anita Welbon
Tiffany Holmes
Katherine Young
Lindsey French
Peter Gena
Paul Nudd
eric fleischauer
Keyvan Rafii
Jan Tichy
Beth Hetland
Christa Donner
Sonja Thomsen
Kevin Kaempf
Michael Andrews
Benjamin Larose
Emily Schroeder Willis
Eric Lebofsky
Olivia Petrides
Kirsten Leenaars
Mari Eastman
Andy Hall
George Liebert
Eugenia Cheng
Thomas Kong
Cal Calvird
Casey Puccini
Shawn Decker
Devin King
Michael X. Ryan
Susanne Doremus
Joseph Altshuler
Claudia Hart
Monica Ryan
Sam Jaffe
Lee Blalock
Lan Tuazon
Jeffrey Brown
Arnold Kemp
Yoshi Fredisdorf
Gregg Bordowitz
Jesse Mattimoe Avina
Michael Konetzka
Margaret Hawkins
Adam Greteman
Beth Wright
Allie Stephens & Steve Mullen
Benjamin Erskine Nicholson
Seth Kim-Cohen
Richard Deutsch
Kathryn Schaffer
Jim McManus
Dushko Petrovich
Cortney Lederer
Ruth Margraff
Sonia da Silva
Bess Williamson
Sarah Burris
Maud Lavin
Kitty Ross
Daniel Woody
Mayumi Lake
Drea Howenstein
Martha Chiplis
Lisa Stone
Andrew Yang
Danièle Wilmouth
Rosalynn Gingerich
Frédéric Moffet
Liz Ensz
Mary Patten
Jeanine Coupe Ryding
Marzena Abrahamik
Brendan Kempe Scanlan
Shaurya Kumar
Christine Bespalec-Davis
Ilona Gaynor
Jennifer Dorothy Lee
Cassy Smith
Lou Mallozzi
Rachel Weiss
Brian Sikes
Delinda Collier
Sara Black
Tim Parsons
Kelly Christian
Terri Kapsalis
Linda Keane
Steven Heyman
Marlena Novak
Adam Webster
Frances Whitehead
Sterling Lawrence
Katherine Desjardins
James Connolly
Abigail Glaum-Lathbury
Annie Novotny
Diana Guerrero-Macia
Anne Harris
Miguel Aguilar
Kelly Kaczynski
Annie Bourneuf
Barbara J. Guenther
Jim TerMeer
Eric Leonardson
Jill Lanza
Tom Burtonwood
Catherine Philpott
Sharon A. Burdett
Ruby Thorkelson
Shonna Pryor
Mikey Peterson
Jennifer Nelson
Nicolas Collins
Peter Haratonik
Catherine Gass
Erik C. Brown
Burt Isenstein
Anders Nereim
Dan Devening
Siena Esposito
Richard F. Friedman
Christina Gómez
Lorraine Peltz
Anne T. Sullivan
Joel Benjamin
Bruce Jenkins
Hennie Reynders
Aimée Beaubien
Olivia Gude
Pablo Garcia
Terri Griffith
Fred Camper
Christopher Meerdo
Leila Wilson
Douglas Pancoast
Christine Malcom
Christopher Baker
Danny Giles
Rosellen Brown
Oli Watt
Christian Sheppard
David Raskin
Romi Crawford
Anne Calcagno
Paola Cabal
Mechtild Widrich
Lisa Wainwright
Dan Price
Katharine Houpt
Robb Drinkwater
Joan Livingstone
Kitty Huffman
John W. Ploof
Rachel L. Slotnick
Daniel Eisenberg
Ellen Rothenberg
Erica Mott
John Paul Morabito
Álvaro Amat
Karen Azarnia
James Hugunin
Rebecca Keller
Emilie Giacobbe
Timothy Wittman
Carron P Little
Dawit L. Petros
Deb DelSignore
Tanner Woodford
Maria Artemis
J. Gibran Villalobos
Caroline M. Bellios
Sally Alatalo
Mark Jeffery
Jeremy Bolen
Guy Elgat
Robert Petrick
Eileen Favorite
Celeste Rapone
Eric Davis
Peter Thomas
Rochele A. Royster
Michal Lynn Shumate
Don Pollack
Mary Jane Jacob
Patricia Erens
Jerry Bleem
Janet Desaulniers
Adrienne Kochman
Qigu Jiang
Delaney DeMott
Peter O’Leary
Eia Radosavljevic
James M. Zanzi
Drew Lindsay
Maria Gaspar
Michael C. Dorf
Andrea Reynders
Connie G. Behringer
Oli Rodriguez
Rachel Niffenegger
Oliver Sann
Lisa Zaher
William Harper
Kristin Calabrese
Sarah Peters
Dayna Block
Kristin J. Maksymiw
Salome Chasnoff
Sammi Skolmoski
Nora Taylor
Simon Anderson
Peter Exley
Barbara Fish
Mick Tosca
Joseph Grigely
Joseph David Belknap
Jennifer Bash
Alan Strathmann
Benjamin DeMott
Renate Gokl
Ruth Needleman
Jaclyn Wright
Bob Snyder
Sherry Antonini
Jess Giffin
Patrick Durgin
Nancy Feldman
Gordon Powell
Alex Chitty
Annalee Koehn
Stacia Yeapanis
Matthew Goulish
Richard Bresden
Steven Husby
Ross Carl
Shawn Michelle Smith
Charles Pipal
Daniel R. Quiles
Jonathan Solomon
Ethan Caldwell
Terry Myers
Jeremy Biles
Jackie Bousek
Sarah Belknap
Martha Frish Okabe
Joseph Kramer
Laura Prieto-Velasco
Ann Lui
Pete Zerillo
Katrin Schnabl
Savneet Talwar
Naava Weiner
Danny Floyd
Chris Sullivan
Christopher Ottinger
Mark Nathan Stafford
Abraham Avnisan
Kayla Lewis
Steven Frost
Helen McElroy
Gordon Hall
Nancy M Fleischman
Assaf Evron
Candida Alvarez
Katy Kirbach
Mark Booth
Trevor Martin
Susan Tallman
Patricia Rieger
Amy Vogel
Jessica Charlesworth
Shelley Dodson
Gabrielle Kan Murphy
Dana Carter
John Clark
Janice Misurell-Mitchell
Paula Henderson
C. C. Ann Chen
Adam Scott
Matt Siber
Beth Nugent
Adelheid Mers
Joshua Wade Smith
Suellen Semekoski
Aay Preston-Myint
Claire Pentecost
Benji Pearson
Jim Sweitzer
Loretta Bourque
Dawn Chow
Valerie Xanos
Anke Loh
Gabriel Akagawa
Elise Paschen
Jill Riddell
Roxane Assaf-Lynn
Sandra Adams

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