July 18, 2016 – A message from Interim Vice Chancellor, UCLA Student Affairs, Monroe Gorden, Jr., J.D.:
Sadly, last week the nation witnessed another wave of senseless violence that resulted in the deaths of 7 African American and Latino people, and 8 police officers. Many are feeling a profound sense of grief, anger, and disorientation following these events. As people navigate a wide range of emotional response, UCLA believes it is important to come together as students, staff, and faculty to process these experiences and to talk about steps we can take to better support our campus community. On Tuesday, July 19th from 12-1:30 pm, a collaboration of various staff and faculty from across campus will host a gathering in the large conference room of the James West Alumni Center. The program will include small group discussions facilitated by CAPS clinicians and a few reflections from our staff and faculty. For anyone who is interested in reading this year’s Common Book by Ta-Nahesi Coates, Between the World and Me, we will have a few copies to give away.