Solidarity With the Black Community
April 20, 2021
I offer my heartfelt sentiments to the family of George Floyd. Today, ex-officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts of murder in the killing of George Floyd. His family has stood with strength, commitment, and courage throughout this unspeakable tragedy. The Black community and their allies have used their voices, protested, and pushed against systemic racism, anti-Blackness, and police brutality.
Justice was upheld today, and this moment is resounding across the nation and world. Let us pause for a moment, and take a deep breath today knowing that justice has been served. As a college community, we recognize the current and historical significance of this verdict, and we must continue to stand in solidarity with the Black community as we fight against systemic racism and injustice.
Amit B. Singh, PhD
Edmonds College Board of Trustees Resolutions
At the June 11, 2020 Edmonds College Board of Trustees meeting, the EC Trustees approved the following two resolutions:
- RESOLUTION #20-6-1 Affirming our Commitment to Student Success for Black Students
- RESOLUTION #20-6-2 Denouncing Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Sentiment Arising Due to Fears of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Affirming Edmonds College's Commitment to the Well-Being and Safety of Asian-Pacific Islander Communities
President's Leadership Team Updates
Support from the Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges Board of Presidents
- Resolution Denouncing Violence against Blacks in America - In support of Black Students, Faculty, Staff, and Communities - June 5, 2020
- Resolution Denouncing Anti-Asian Discrimination Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic in support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Students, Faculty, Staff, and Communities - June 5, 2020
Support from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
Support from the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
How can I get help if I’m struggling?
During such challenging and difficult times, it is important to remember self care. Support is available for students and employees if needed:
- Students: The Counseling and Resource Center offers free and confidential mental health services through virtual telehealth sessions. Call 425.640.1358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also get support from the Center for Cultural Diversity and Inclusion (CSCDI). To book an appointment, email email@example.com.
- Employees: The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees. Call the EAP to set up a confidential appointment at 1.800.648.5834.
How can I report a bias incident or hate crime?
If you've experienced or witnessed a bias incident or hate crime, please use this form to report the incident. Your report will be routed to the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Yvonne Terrell-Powell.