April 20, 2021
Campus Inclusion and Community (CIC) writes to you today with a moment of relief and hope. Today's verdict finding Derek Chauvin guilty of the heinous and reprehensible murder of George Floyd is one small step toward justice in light of the persistent and systemic racism and anti-Black violence that has plagued this country since its founding. Campus Inclusion and Community (CIC) recognizes the disparate impact these events are having on our Black students and we unapologetically continue to fight against white supremacy and anti-Blackness. We also point to our calling on Northwestern to "...not stop until our institutional structures are equitable and just."
As we uplift our Black students, we want you all to know that we see you. We know you are hurting and we want you to know that we're here for you. During this incredibly difficult time, we encourage you all to breathe and check in with yourselves and your community. We also invite you to join us together in community as CIC holds space for students on April 21, 2021 from 6-7pm CT. Join us for this space at tinyurl.com/ciccommunityspace. Note that this event is intended for Northwestern students and a valid Northwestern email is required.
We also encourage you to report incidents of bias to our (BIRT).
Campus Inclusion and Community (CIC)