The CCSD expresses relief for the guilty verdicts in the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. This relief is mixed with deep sadness for the death of George Floyd, and the recognition that while this one officer has been held accountable in this one instance, we are still a long way from seeing justice for Black and Brown Americans, who continue to suffer and die as a result of police brutality and racial bias. That any of us were unsure of the outcome of this case is a testament to how much work remains to be done.
A Community Processing and Connection event, hosted by Dean of Students Adam Cantley, and Fatimah Conley, Interim Chief Diversity Officer will be held for students seeking a place to process the trial and verdict:
April 21, Wednesday 4:30-6:00PM
In addition, we offer Student of Color Drop-in Hours: Students of color can meet with staff of color without going through our triage process. To access these appointments, call our main number and request one of these meetings. You will be offered the first available open time. Current hours are Mondays 10:00 A.M & 3:00 P.M., Tuesdays 10:00 A.M., Wednesdays 2:00 P.M., and Thursdays 11:00 A.M & 2:00 P.M.
We also encourage students to attend the April 22 “Seeds of Change” presentation Seeds of Change Speaker Series: “What Does ‘Defund the Police’ Mean? A Real Conversation.”
Join Student Diversity and Inclusion and University of Delaware Alternative Breaks on Thursday, April 22nd from 6pm-7:30pm for a workshop and moderated Q&A on what defunding the police means in actual practice, and how we build more equitable futures with local racial and environmental justice organizer Christianne Marguerite. Two of the event’s attendees will win free copies of Mariame Kaba’s new abolitionist book “We Do This ’Til We Free Us.”