Thursday, June 11 | E-mail from Ms. Kelli King
Recent acts of injustice in our nation have caused great pain, anger and hopelessness. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and more locally James Scurlock are just some of the names added to a long list of Black lives that have been unjustly taken. Pain and frustration intensify when justice and accountability must be demanded over and over again. We recognize that this is a challenging time for many of us, especially for our Black students and other students of color.
As a staff, we want you to know that we see you and stand with you. Injustice stands in opposition to our core values of belonging, learning, engagement, and success. We have the privilege of being a part of a unique and truly diverse community of thoughtful and caring students and so we will call out injustice when we see it, educate ourselves on how to affect change, and work to hold everyone to these same standards.
For all of our students hurting right now, please know that you are not alone. If you want to be an ally but don’t know how, let us know. If any one, regardless of your background, would like to talk or need help finding resources, please reach out to your POC or other staff that you are comfortable talking to. Our contact information can be found here: https://www.unl.edu/wht/contact.shtml
It is more important than ever to talk to one another, and to find healing in our collective humanity.
We stand with you in solidarity and support.
The William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community Staff