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Friday, March 24, 2023

After Calif. mass shootings, discover group, areas for therapeutic

Vice Chancellor for Fairness and Inclusion Dania Matos and Vice Chancellor for Scholar Affairs Stephen Sutton despatched the next message to the campus group:

This weekend lots of our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AA&PI) households and communities, like their friends the world over, welcomed Lunar New Yr. In close by Monterey Park, these celebrations had been interrupted by unimaginable violence and grief when a mass capturing occurred on the Star Ballroom Dance Studio, killing 11 folks and traumatizing numerous extra. We additionally acknowledge that two shootings in Half Moon Bay at the moment killed a number of farmworkers. We stand in shock and unhappiness with our California communities and AA&PI households.

In going through the very actual misery that violence like this causes, it’s important to seek out group, collect in areas for therapeutic, and know that we aren’t alone. The Divisions of Fairness & Inclusion and Scholar Affairs grieve with you and provide compassion as we collectively course of ongoing upset.

A few of chances are you’ll be searching for campus assets and assist. Others may be questioning what you are able to do to assist. We provide the next as a beginning place and encourage you to share this checklist extensively:

For college students:

For workers and college:

For all the UC Berkeley campus group:

Your ache and unhappiness at this second are actual. They are going to be with you — maybe longer than you’ll ever need — as you attempt to sq. the acute violence of what simply occurred with the tempo, rhythm, and comforting ritual of your on a regular basis life. Please take the time that you must pause, retaining in thoughts that you’re liked and might take inspiration from our collective company. That is how we’ll form and reimagine a extra simply and protected actuality for the higher. That is how we take care of one another.

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