This is a devastating and heartbreaking time in our world. We stand with the members of the black community in unity and we struggle to find the words to express the pain and frustration that we feel against this violence and racism.
The upsetting act of anti-black racism is not just affecting one community or race but all the minority groups. The Student Association community is very unique and well-known with our response to diversity and inclusion.
Right now, we are facing a time where one of our visible minority groups (black people) are going through a period where the issue of oppression and violence is clearly evident. While our heart hurts, we cannot imagine how some of the students in our community must be feeling. We want you to know that the Student Association is here with you to provide support if you need it.
The Student Association will continue to work with George Brown College to eliminate systematic barriers and to promote a fair and inclusive environment on our campuses.
We will continue to respond to these issues and concerns in many different ways.
- Our Community Action Centre is hosting, International Students & Anti-racism panel discussion on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Kindly, join us via zoom link: ly/CCCzoomJun4
If you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to:
- Real Campus (Student Assistance Program under Health Insurance): https://realcampus.ca/georgebrown/
- Counselling Services at GBC: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Media: Instagram: @sagbc | Facebook: @SAofGBC | Twitter: @sagbc
The Student Association will continue to uphold the rights and advocate for the values of all students in our community. It is our collective responsibility to build a nation where future generations are free from violence, injustice and harm caused by racism.
Standing Together in Solidarity,
Manisha Punjabi, Interim Director of Communications & Internal
Shemar Jordan, Director of Operations
Taranjeet Singh Manchanda, Director of Education & Equity
Sri Krishna Rajan, Director of Student Experience
Black Lives Matter Healing in Action:
Information on the movement and a directory of black organizations and services