Official Statement on police Brutality
Dear Hamline Community,
On Monday, May 25th, George Floyd, a member of our Twin Cities community, lost his life as a result of police brutality. Incidents such as these happen far too often in our country. In Minnesota, black members of our community suffer from death as a result of police brutality at a rate of 13.2 times higher than that of white community members. These events and the rate that they occur are unacceptable.
We recognize that these events can have many impacts on our community and that each one of us may experience it differently. Know that we are here to support you in the fight to end police brutality. We see you, and we hear you. As Hamline’s undergraduate student congress, our mission is to represent all students, celebrating all identities. We, as the executive board, want to stand alongside all students, especially students of color, during these times of trauma. Understanding that our role is to represent your interests, we are committed to sharing community resources.
All students are welcome and encouraged to utilize:
Hedgeman Center for Student Diversity Initiatives: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wesley Center: email@example.com
Dean of Students: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Inclusive Excellence: email@example.com
Health and Counseling Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamline Undergraduate Student Congress: email@example.com
We understand that these may not be the only resources you utilize and that there are many ways that you may engage in this issue. We are here for you and wholeheartedly support the entirety of the undergraduate student body. These are difficult times, and under no circumstances should they be considered normal. There is no doubt that as a community, we are committed to doing all the good we can, in all the ways we can, in all the times we can. As always, we will continue to prioritize the health and well-being of all students in every capacity possible.
The HUSC Executive Board