Published: Nov. 9, 2016

Update: For anyone who is interested, the Black Student Association has an emergency meeting today at the CUE Center (C4C N320) at 7 PM focused on the election. 

Friends, please know that whatever you are experiencing is normal, whether it is anger, sadness, or something else. Let us come together to support one another and our community. We hope you can find spaces to talk to one another and to let out your feelings. People before us have been working for equity and justice for a long time, and we will continue to work as a community to support all our identities and lived experiences. Sending love to all our community, including our brown friends and black friends and Muslim friends and queer friends and immigrant friends and lady friends.  We must reaffirm our commitment to each other and to solidarity and build new bridges between our communities.

-Campus Counseling Resources-

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (confidential): 303-492-6766
  • The Office of Victims Assistance (confidential): Center for Community, Room S440, 303-492-8855

-Local Crisis Hotline and Trans/LGBTQIA Hotlines-

  • Colorado Crisis Line: 844-493-8255
  • Trans life-line: 877-565-8860
  • SOL - Survivors Organizing for Liberation: We know many in our Colorado community are struggling with processing and/ or concerned about backlash. Remember that our hotline is here for you, beautiful queer, trans, Two Spirit, LGB survivors: 1-888-557-4441

-Events on Campus Today-

  • The Diversity Summit planning team and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement invite all members of the CU community to attend dialogue sessions this afternoon to discuss the results of yesterday's election. All are welcome regardless of political beliefs or affiliation. The goal of these dialogues is to discuss fears, concerns, emotions, and reactions related to the election results and their potential implications for individuals and groups at CU. 
    • 2:00-3:00pm: Room 384, Room 386, Room 382 (overflow room)
    • 3:00-4:00pm: UMC 384, UMC 386, UMC 382 (overflow room), etc.

-Events Tonight-

  • Election Detox: Wednesday, November 9- 4:30-5:30pm- Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage- With professors: Dr. Montoya and Dr. Lorraine Bayard de Volo. The Gender Justice League is hosting an “Election Detox” discussion where they’ve invited some political science professors to answer your questions and help guide the conversation. Cookies and other snack provided. Massage chairs and aromatherapy provided by Health Promotions. 
  • MASP (Miramontes  Arts & Sciences Program) Election Results Debrief/Discussion: Wednesday, November 9, 6-7pm in Porter B118. Food provided, and Dr. Montoya will be leading a discussion.
  • Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence’s doors are open for anyone in need of community and a place to be together on Wedensday, November 9th at 6pm @ 835 North Street. Crisis & Info 303.444.2424.

-Women’s Resource Center Programs and Space-

  • WRC space available for informal processing/discussion, 9-5pm Monday-Friday
  • Crafternoon – Wednesday, November 9th, 1:30-2:30, UMC 416 - Come join the WRC to relax and learn how to make zines.
  • Queer Women in Community – Thursday, November 10th, 5:30-7pm, WRC room 416. Student Group that meets in the WRC, and people will be watching movies and relaxing. You don’t have to be out to come in. 
  • Kitchen Table – Peer group for student, staff, faculty of color to share a meal together in the WRC (Room 416) on Tuesday November 15th, 5:30-7pm.

CU Gay Straight Alliance and Cultural Events Board Present: The Annual CU Drag Show:Deadliest Snatch

  • Saturday November 12th, 2016
  • Glenn Miller Ballroom UMC
  • Doors open at 7:30PM, show starts at 8 PM

You can also connect with other advocacy centers on campus here: http://www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/student-affairs-support-resources

Take care.

Maya Angelou's -- And Still I Rise -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqOqo50LSZ0