Call of the Sea stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and the LBGTQ+ communities. The recent article in the Los Angeles Times that outlined harassment and hate crimes at California State University Maritime Academy has illuminated societal and industry shortcomings in addressing and overcoming systemic racism, discrimination, and harassment. Call of the Sea is actively working to create a more inclusive future.
We believe that we must act now to promote inclusion rather than being complicit by inaction. Call of the Sea is striving to achieve our educational mission while creating an inclusive environment free from discrimination and harassment, one in which all members of our community feel welcomed and able to thrive. We recognize that this mission requires a long-term sustained commitment, and that we ourselves must change for it to be successful.