Care. Connect. Act! Letter from Cornell Staff/Faculty - Pass it On!

Caring for yourselves and for our community can be the most radical act of self-love, solidarity, survival and success...

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CONNECT! Click here for a list of events being held this week to support one another and to create community and action on campus

In this past holiday/break week alone, we have all been affected by the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, the murder of a Cornell student and a campus suicide. This week’s tragedies could easily shake us and bring people in our community to a state of hopelessness and despair, particularly as we push against the stress of finals season.

As concerned and committed administrators of varying campus offices, we encourage you to take some time for YOU and for community. Caring for yourselves and for our community can be the most radical act of self-love, solidarity, survival and success. As we go into exams and the upcoming break, please be sure to take time for reflection, discussion, supporting one another, building community, and action! Check in with each other. Even just asking someone “Are you O.K.?” can be the start of a healing process. Reach out if you need to talk. If you are struggling with something or you see a friend or even a stranger struggling with something, do something to help yourself, help them, help our community.

We all have a role in community wholeness... Let’s all do what we can, in our own spheres of influence, to help make a difference in someone else’s life as well as in our own. We are all here to help process whatever you may be feeling or dealing with, so please reach out to your staff and faculty partners. We are here for you, as are SO many others...

NEED TO TALK? Everyone on this list has walk-in hours and can be reached directly via email. Members of the Cornell community seeking support can also find support through the following resources:

CONNECT! Click here for a list of events being held this week to support one another and to create community and action on campus.

In support and solidarity, Concerned and committed members of the Cornell community, including but not limited to:

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