Over the weekend we've seen protests and riots across America following the murder of George Floyd. We are deeply saddened by another killing that is completely unjust, as is the continued racial profiling of Black people; we are devastated that this is still happening in 2020.
Our sadness, heartbreak, and anger go out to his friends and family, and to all Black families who have lost loved ones to police brutality. We stand in solidarity with Black people in America, the UK, and the rest of the world, who continue to face discrimination and violence at the hand of their police and state. These events do not come out of the blue. They are built on systematic racism. We must take responsibility and do everything we can to address this and remove racism from our community.
If you are experiencing any form of racism or oppression, please do report it via Exeter’s Speak Out platform. If your mental health is suffering, the University’s Wellbeing Centre is still open and contactable via email or phone call on 01392 724381 and firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach out to our independent Advice Service at www.exeterguild.org/advice.
There are also University and student communities that can offer support and be an inclusive environment:
There are also external online services available digitally for Black students to contact:
What can you do to help as a non-Black person?
Once again, the Guild would like to offer you solidarity and we are here for you. If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know by emailing one of the Officers or at email@example.com.
Your Full-Time Officers
Sunday Blake, Vice President Postgraduate
Katie Heard, Vice President Welfare and Diversity
Liv Harvey, Vice President Activities
Penny Dinh, Vice President Education
Patrick Hoyle, President