From an email to Student Affairs staff on June 5, 2020.
We sincerely hope that this message finds you well. We know that some in our community are struggling and our hearts go out to you. We will not be issuing a formal statement, rather we will offer resources as our statement of empowerment believing in our capacity to be the change or the catalyst of change that we seek in our community. We are grateful for the opportunity to hold space, facilitate trainings and conversations, offer counsel and demonstrate our belief in life. Attached to this message please find the resources related to the current national emergency surrounding civil unrest. In addition, we offer a list of Resources for Black Healing, shared with us during the virtual national Black Cultural Centers Town hall we co-convened on Wednesday night prepared by another colleague. Know that we are happy to receive additional resources and may update our list as we do. We are intending to post this list on our website as well and invite you to share with others.
Keep hope alive!
Chandra Guinn for Team Mary Lou (Quinton Smith, Brie Starks and Roslyn Mickens)
Self-care is not only a form of self-love, it is a form of resistance. Living and surviving in the midst of scrutiny and violence is a radical act. Intentionally caring for your well-being, and making attempts to love yourself despite insults and dangers against your being is a radical act.
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