Campus Community Centers: Response to Racial Violence

Protestors holding hands

Dear NC State students, faculty and staff, 

These past weeks have been hard. From Ahmaud Arbery’s murder, to Amy Cooper’s intentional weaponization of White womanhood, to the violent deaths of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and George Floyd, the blows keep coming. We all understand that these instances are neither new nor unique, yet there is something significant about recognizing the immense pain caused by each and every death and act of violence waged against Black and Brown bodies. 

As protests draw the nation’s gaze to the pain, exhaustion and frustration of Black people and communities, NC State’s Campus Community Centers continue our commitment to naming, resisting and disrupting racism, oppression and violence. We stand prepared to offer (virtual) space for members of the NC State community — students, faculty and staff — that may be searching for a place and way to process, listen or just… be. 

Over the next few weeks, the Campus Community Centers will offer resources and opportunities dedicated to community, self-care and ongoing learning. We encourage you to stay connected to our social media pages and newsletters. As always, if you need us, we are here. We see you, stand with you and believe in our collective power to, simultaneously, disrupt harmful systems of oppression WHILE curating joy as resistance. 

Please stay safe as we continue to navigate COVID-19. We are lifting you up in light and and peace and look forward to the moments when we will see you again.  

In solidarity,

NC State African American Cultural Center

NC State Multicultural Student Affairs

NC State GLBT Center

NC State Women’s Center