The University of California Press issued a statement of solidarity and support for #BlackLivesMatter on June 3, 2020, just as we were collecting the essays for this issue of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture.1 As a mission-driven academic press, the University of California Press acknowledged the systematic pattern of violence against communities of color in the contemporary USA and pledged to #AmplifyMelanatedVoices, promote content related to social injustice in the Black community, support staff taking action, and commit resources to diversity, equity, and inclusion development throughout the organization. The press used the blog post to acknowledge that academia needs to do more (à la #BlackintheIvory), and it invited feedback “on ways to work together to improve the conditions for our Black community.”2

LALVC stands in solidarity and support with #BlackLivesMatter (#LasVidasNegrasImportan) against systemic racism, police...

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