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Resources

EMU's Counseling and Psychological Services is offering additional appointments to EMU students needing to talk about racist graffiti and about issues of racism in our larger community. Contact CAPs to schedule.

CAPs also offers a Women of Color Support Group that meets Tuesdays from 2–3:30 p.m in the Kiva Room, Student Center.

Electronic Feedback Tools

Academic Resources for addressing the recent racist incidents on campus and their aftermath.

  • American Council on Education Center for Policy Research and Strategy, blog series addressing campus climate. These are some of the themes echoed in the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS) blog series sparked by recent student protests and the national dialogue on diversity and inclusion.
  • Insider Higher Education Article: Making Black Life Matter in Academe
  • Presentation [PDF] from September 26 and 27 training sessions on anti-bias and inclusive search strategies for faculty search committee members

Events

  • Teach-In on racism, diversity and inclusion, hosted by Faculty Senate on November 14, McKenny Hall.
  • Wednesday, November 2, 11 a.m. outside Ford Hall: EMU faculty rally to witness and protest racism on campus, and support Black students and colleagues as well as other affected members of the university community. Please wear black to show solidairy; all are welcome.
  • WEMU article on the exhibit: Posters of Discontent: A Political Expression In Graphic Art On The EMU Campus, at the Student Center Gallery through October 12.
  • The Black Student Union (BSU) is convening a town hall event Monday, October 3, from 4–6 p.m. It will take place in the Student Center Ballroom. BSU is planning this event as an opportunity for students to openly voice their concerns about the University, learn more about campus resources available to them, and brainstorm an action plan to address the climate on campus. BSU invites students, faculty, staff, and administrators to attend to ask questions or express concerns that students may have as it pertains to the recent events on campus. Light refreshments will be served. This is the first of several forums being planned to address the recent incidents on campus that were targeted at the black community, as well as the broader issues of race and inclusion on Eastern's campus. Notifications of additional forums and/or meetings will be shared with Eastern community as they are scheduled.

  • WEMU Article on Early College Alliance Students' event: Unity In The Community: A Group of EMU Students Respond To Last Week's Racist Graffiti

Communications