Messages of Support for Charlottesville
Posted on: August 29, 2017
In the wake of the events in Charlottesville on the weekend of August 12 and the issues underlying these events, President Alger officially expressed JMU’s support for friends and colleagues in Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.
If you would like to offer your own expression of support to our friends in Charlottesville, you are invited to do so in the lobbies of Rose and Carrier Libraries. In Carrier, look for the bulletin board by the café; in Rose look for a board near the stairs. JMU Libraries and Educational Technologies will send your messages of support to the University of Virginia Library at the end of this week.
Near each board, you will also find Counseling Center handouts with reminders of self-care you can engage in.
If you have found that you have been impacted by the events or the larger issues at play, and want support beyond self-care, please know that there are many people on campus here to support you. Some of the resources that may be of assistance include:
- JMU Center for Multicultural Student Services: 540-568-6636, Taylor Hall 207
- JMU Counseling Center: 540-568-6552, 3rd floor of the Student Success Center
- JMU Counseling Center Self-Care Resources
- JMU Dean of Students Office: 540-568-6468, Madison Union 300
- JMU LGBTQ & Ally Education Program
- Crisis Textline: text HOME to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Steve Fund (supports the mental health and emotional well-being of college students of color): 1-336-904-3487
- Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
- Trevor Project (crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth): 1-866-488-7386
In the coming weeks, two events may be of interest:
Monumental Change: Campus Climate and Teaching Post-Charlottesville (Roundtable). An informal faculty conversation on campus climate and concerns in the wake of August events in Charlottesville. Tue 9/5, 5-6:30 PM in Madison Union 405. No registration necessary.
DEEP Impact Dialogue: The topic of the dialogue is #TrendingNow and Diversity Educators will be facilitating a dialogue among JMU students around topics that have been trending around the country this summer. Wed 9/6, 7pm in Madison Union Ballroom.
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