After the recent event in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16th, the Center for Inclusion and Diversity at SCC and the SFCC Diversity, Equity, and Global Awareness committee shared resources with all faculty, staff and students who may be looking for community, allyship, or in need of professional grief counseling.
SCC Center for Inclusion and Diversity: “We understand the reporting has not classified the event as a hate crime or indicated any bias towards a certain group, but we are also aware that the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community is hurting and we stand in solidarity and here to help.”
SFCC Diversity, Equity, and Global Awareness committee: “We, DEGA Committee which is committed to stand for Diversity, Equity, Global Awareness, condemn all forms of racism and stands in solidarity with our Asian American, Asian and Pacific Islander community members. We support you with steadfast resolve and a commitment to stand solidly at your side.”
To support our community, we wanted to share these resources in one central location.
For faculty and staff:
A PDF from the Employee Assistance Program focusing on support for people impacted by Anti-Asian violence. The PDF attached has guidance and support for those who have experienced a hate crime and links to emotional/mental health resources along with links to advocacy websites.
In addition, we have resources available for employees through the Employee Assistance Program where a professional counselor can assist you in processing the impact of these events.
Mental health counseling is available to all CCS students for free, they can make appointments online here: https://scc.spokane.edu/MentalHealth or https://sfcc.spokane.edu/For-Our-Students/Student-Resources/Student-Health-Clinic/Mental-Health
If you see something of concern, please notify campus security at (509) 533-3333.
If you feel immediately threatened or a crime is occurring, please call 911 right away.
When you experience hate incidents outside of campus, call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.
SFCC students, you also can talk with staff at Global Education and the SFCC Mosaic Office. Behaviors that violate our Code of Student Conduct or other policies will be referred to the designated college administrative office for appropriate disciplinary action and/or reported to law enforcement.
SCC Center for Inclusion and Diversity is open to students, faculty and staff who would like to join us in on a safe space to discuss the events, share local and national advocacy groups, and resources. We are open 8am-5pm for the rest of the week. We will have a zoom options for all who wish to join on Friday at 11am (zoom: https://ccs-spokane.zoom.us/j/3168014496?pwd=Vmw0YjVPQnUyMGN3c1l2emllMGZYUT09)
Links to local and national resources: