Racism is an ongoing public health crisis that needs attention now. The recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, Tony McDade, and many others have sparked long overdue national conversation and calls for justice. The racial justice work that has been done by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) is not new, but many individuals are entering these conversations for the first time. The Student Health and Wellness Unit is committed to amplifying BIPOC voices, making structural change, and providing resources for folxs doing the work and folxs new to the work and conversation.
Our country and its systems are built on and uplifted by white supremacy. We must recognize and challenge the structures we have in place that oppress and harm BIPOC communities.
The Student Health and Wellness Unit is committed to amplifying racial justice as a movement, not just a moment. We are committed to individual work as staff and faculty, programmatic improvement in our departments, and campus-wide change to make a healthier, more equitable, and more just campus.
Below are links to resources for students, faculty, and staff. These are not an exhaustive list of resources available. As we continue to build out this space, please contact Student Health and Wellness with suggestions and feedback. We welcome and appreciate your feedback as we continue to improve this space and our services available for the campus community.
Self Care Resources BIPOC & Student Activists BLM Group Meditation with Univ. Iowa Telehealth Radical Self-Care Program Readings, Videos, Education Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events Know Your Rights as a Protester