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Acknowledgement of Trauma & Resources

4/23/21

The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) believes it critical to acknowledge the ongoing traumas our communities have endured, and their effects on peoples' emotional well-being. The continued assault on people of Asian descent including the Sikh community, the recent Derek Chauvin trial, the murders of Ma'Khia Bryant, Adam Toledo, and Daunte Wright, anti-transgender legislation sweeping the country and Army Stg. Jonathan Pentland's assault on a Black man. This extensive list is only a snapshot of what feels like daily atrocities against marginalized people of color that well predates the cumulative effects of COVID-19.

As we continue to learn about more instances of murder, racism and xenophobia through cameras and smart phones, these acts of violence are broadcast for the world to see. OIIR encourages the community to be mindful of the consumption of triggering media to minimize the potential negative effects to one's psyche. As these acts , and the consumption of these events continue, OIIR would like to share resources to help you cope during these trying times:

AAPI Support Spaces by the Illinois Counseling Center

Afro Flow Yoga by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

Anti-Asian Bias Tools and Resources by the Asian American Cultural Center

Art Space: Creative Self-Care & Coping by the Illinois Counseling Center

Cafecito by the Latinx Outreach Team of the Illinois Counseling Center

International Student Circle (ISC) by the International Student Outreach Team of the Illinois Counseling Center

OIIR Lunch On Us Series

OIIR Rest And Restore Series

Sit With Sankofa through the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center and the Sankofa Black Student Outreach Team of the Illinois Counseling Center