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Nykolai M Blichar
Nov 16, 2016

Post-Election Statement to the KU Community from Diversity Council

Nov 16, 2016 by Nykolai M Blichar

In the days following the election reports of hate crimes in our country have increased exponentially. Acts and statements meant to harass and threaten members of our own community have also surfaced. As leaders among our peers we have a responsibility to protect and support each other and speaking up against these statements and acts so that everyone can feel safe. We encourage you to check in with your friends or loved ones with positive regard and empathy as some might be struggling but not feel comfortable or safe seeking help on their own.

Diversity Council is calling for action on the part of all members of the Kutztown University Community especially its leaders to report hate crimes or any threatening or harassing behaviors they come into contact with. If you yourself are feeling threatened or harassed and in need of help and support please know that their are many centers and organizations including Diversity Council here on campus that can provide support and resources. Over the next few weeks Diversity Council will with different entities on campus to promote various initiatives. If you are interested in knowing more or getting involved please contact us. #KUDiversity