Our recent U.S. presidential election has shocked many and left questions about the future of our communities and nation. Student Life's Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity and Interfaith Center staff reaffirm our commitment to diversity and inclusion, to productive, authentic and mutually respectful cross-cultural dialogue, and to positive social change-based education and equality for all.
We stand by each other and lift each other up as one campus, state, nation and global community. We choose to see differences across social identities - including political affiliation - as strengthening our community, rather than dividing it. Socially just education, inclusive learning spaces, and supportive communities are more important now than ever, and we encourage all of UMBC to commit and/or recommit to it with us.
We know these are challenging times for all of us. Now and in the days ahead, we must come together to reaffirm our values of diversity, inclusion and social justice - especially in support of our community members who may be feeling fearful and vulnerable. If you witness or hear disruptive behavior, an act of intolerance, or other behaviors of concern on campus or in our surrounding communities, please following these suggested reporting options:
Behavioral Risk Assessment and Consultation Team (BRACT), 410-455-2393- http://www.umbc.edu/saf/staff/bract.php
UMBC Hate and Bias Response Policy and Procedures
Division of Student Affairs, 410-455-2393, http://www.umbc.edu/saf/
As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm at 410-455-2686 or email@example.com if you feel the need to talk, process feelings, or just need time to take a break.
Onwards and Upwards,
Lisa, Krutika and Joe - Student Life's Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity Staff