Counseling Center Statement about Current and Ongoing Racial Injustice and Violence
In response to the recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, the staff of the Baruch Counseling Center want to express our outrage and deep grief about these deaths and the overall impact of systemic and institutional racism on our Baruch community. These traumatic murders, along with countless others, represent a long history of anti-Black violence in our nation. As a Center, we are committed to undoing racism and supporting those most impacted by oppression and injustice, especially our Black students, staff, and faculty. The work of justice belongs to all of us, particularly to those of us who benefit from white privilege and race-based oppression. Our team, made up of a racially and ethnically diverse group of counselors, provides culturally-responsive and trauma-informed individual counseling, group sessions, and workshops. We are here for you.
For those who need a space to talk, you can connect with our confidential services at studentaffairs.baruch.cuny.edu/counseling
The Link Between Racism and PTSD (Psychology Today)