University Health & Counseling Services recognizes the historical and ongoing racial injustice perpetrated against various communities of color. As the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's murder approaches, we continue to affirm the value of his life. His life mattered. Black lives matter. This anniversary marks a long year of injustice and violence as well as the associated emotional reactions of anger, sadness, exhaustion, and many others. UH&CS will be offering BIPOC Support Space for students on Tuesday, May 25th to provide a space for those desiring support.
We also invite everyone to take a moment to reflect on how this past year has impacted you by completing a short reflection survey https://bit.ly/3fhpDdu.
The killing of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis is a tragedy, a trauma and a violation. Sadly, his death, and those of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor are merely the latest documented incidents of far too many that people in communities of color have suffered in recent times- and which span this nation's entire history.
UH&CS fully recognizes the existence of systemic racial discrimination and the resulting inequities and collective trauma for people of color. We share the pain, anger, and sadness of our students, staff and faculty as, in the midst of this health pandemic, violence and the threat of violence against Black people on other communities of color continue and escalate.
UH&CS is committed to creating a community of inclusivity and diversity, and we stand in solidarity with our Black students, faculty, staff, and community members against these horrific acts. We unequivocally condemn acts of violence, hatred, and racism.
Faculty and Staff can find support by calling Impact Solutions at 1.800.227.6007.
BIPOC Support Space
Scheduled, 30 minute, 1:1, confidential Zoom consultations with Multicultural Specialist, Naomi Drakeford, Ph.D.
Support Space is good for students:
- Looking for a space to talk
- Needing input on mental health concern
- Searching for a safe outlet to discuss experiences as BIPOC on campus and beyond
Available to all Black, Indigenous, People of Color CWRU, CIA, CIM and KSU Podiatry students seeking individualized support.
Zoom link sent after registration.
Upcoming Sessions (All times EST):
|Thursday, July 29 2:00- 3:00pm||https://cglink.me/2cS/r1116694|
More sessions coming soon!