Supporting Our Students After the Presidential Election
We stand with colleagues across HArCS and the UCD campus in supporting students of all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexualities, and all conditions of documentation.
Below we provide an updated list of resources for students needing care as well as instructions for how to report an act of hate or bias. Please feel free to disseminate widely.
We provide this list against the backdrop of an overall increase in verbal and physical assault explicitly targeting people of color, women, and LGBTQIA people. Violence against Muslims has risen especially precipitously. The New York Times observes that, according to an FBI report issued Monday, this trend has spiked in the week following the recent presidential election. (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/15/us/politics/fbi-hate-crimes-muslims.html)
The following campus centers have been facilitating or hosting post-election processing and assisting with campus efforts to combat hate and bias:
AB540 and Undocumented Student Center
http://undocumented.ucdavis.edu/ (includes opportunities for meeting with legal fellows)
Center for African Diaspora Student Success
Student Recruitment and Retention Center
Student Health and Counseling Services
Women’s Resources & Research Center
If you have experienced or witnessed an act of hate or bias, please report the incident to the UCD Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program. They ask that you report all such events even if you are unsure. If you wish to report anonymously, you can submit an online report at http://reporthateandbias.ucdavis.edu/report/report-form.cfm. If you do not wish to use the form, you can email the Harassment and Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them at 530-752-2255. More information is available at: https://occr.ucdavis.edu/hate-crime-resources.html