Year End Reflection
On behalf of the Landscape Architecture department, the JEDI Committee would like to acknowledge that these onerous and tragic times of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, blatant attacks on human rights nationally and globally, and racially motivated murders of BIPOC people, continue to impact our ability to show up and remain energized and hopeful in our day to day lives.
Particularly in these times of difficulty, we must find strength in community, support in one another and for ourselves. Whether that means community at the College of Built Environments or communities across the country, we urge you to show up for your values and uplift those most vulnerable in the ways that you are able to for mutual aid and collective growth. Remember that self care and community care are intertwined, and that even the smallest of actions can have a deep impact!
With immense gratitude, we thank you for showing up however you did, with whatever capacity you were able to this past academic year. We wish you a restful and reenergizing summer break and look forward to seeing you in Autumn.
We would also like to offer the following resources from the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center and UW Bothell for continued personal support:
- Mental health resources: https://www.washington.edu/counseling/
- Buffalo Rising: https://www.buffalorising.com/2022/05/how-to-help-a-community-rocked-by-tragedy/
- Antiracism resources for non-Black students of color: https://www.washington.edu/counseling/culture-of-care/resources-for-non-black-individuals-and-communities-of-color/
- Resources for Black students: https://www.washington.edu/counseling/culture-of-care/resources-for-black-individuals-and-communities/
- Resources for white students: https://www.washington.edu/counseling/culture-of-care/resources-for-white-individuals-and-communities/
- UW Bothell’s Responding to Tragedy resources: https://www.uwb.edu/sea/socialjustice/tragedy-response