A Message from Woodbury's DEI Committee Regarding Atlanta Spa Shootings

Dear Campus Community,

We grieve the brutal murders of eight people in Georgia earlier this week, six of whom were women of Asian descent. A statement from the Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta says: “While the details of the shootings are still emerging, the broader context cannot be ignored. The shootings happened under the trauma of increasing violence against Asian Americans nationwide, fueled by systemic racism.”

We stand with our students, faculty, and staff from the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities. Woodbury University is rooted in diversity work, and we are committed to building a diverse culture that is compassionate, caring, and respectful for the dignity of all in our community. We repudiate all forms of racial violence and terrorism, holding that an injustice against one is an injustice against all.

We reaffirm our commitment to providing a welcoming and safe environment for all, including counseling services that are available to all students. Lastly, should any member of the community need emotional/mental health support, please reach out to Ruth Burgher-Gibore at Ruth.Burgher-Gibore@woodbury.edu and the WU Counseling Center.

For inquiries regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion please direct them to Diversity@woodbury.edu.

 

Sincerely,

 

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee:

Natalie Avalos, Ruth Burgher-Gibore, Lisa Cooper, Kristen Fuhs, Ayanna Gaines, Raida Gatten, Damon Griffin, Edward Rivas, Eric Schockman, Lauren Seo, Alice Shiotsugu, Marty Tippens, Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter

 

Last Updated on March 26, 2021.