ACL's Statement of Solidarity

3 June 2020

The American Classical League, along with the National Junior Classical League, Excellence Through Classics, and its other committees (including the National Latin Exam), stands in solidarity with communities of color, especially those across our own nation who now suffer, and condemns oppression and racism in all forms.

Black lives matter. Our only path forward is one of unity and equality, walking in solidarity with our members, our students, their families, and all black, indigenous, and people of color.

While the study of ancient Latin and Greek literature, language, arts, and culture enables a greater appreciation for humanity, it also showcases the pain and suffering of oppressed people throughout the classical and modern worlds. With a deep desire to fight oppression in all forms, ACL reaffirms its commitment to social justice in the classroom, in the country, and beyond.