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Campus Processing and Reflection Spaces

With Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges for the murder of George Floyd, the nation continues to grapple with violence and killings of people of color, particularly Black individuals. We recognize the murder and the trial have taken a toll on one's emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.  We are offering resources for the student community, for processing, reflection, and discussion. Please take good care of yourselves and each other. 


Below is a list of spaces and resources for students to process and connect. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

“Just let me B.E. (Breathe and Exist)”

Hosted by the Office of the Dean of Students, Diversity & Inclusion Team

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

This is a dedicated processing space for students who might be angry, sad, confused, or feeling numb and may not know where to begin given all of life’s happenings at this time. This space is open to all and will center BIPOC student experiences. Additional times may be offered as needed.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

"When Justice Isn’t Justice: Processing the Chauvin Verdict" 

Hosted by the Office of Spirituality and Meaning Making, Cornell United Religious Work, and the Office of Multicultural Student Leadership and Empowerment

8:00 pm 

Join us to process the verdict, the impact of racial trauma on the body, and anything else on your mind.  This is an effort to allow for people to sit with the verdict and then gather and reflect/process guided by using content from Cole Arthur Riley’s @BlackLiturgies 

Zoom information to connect

Meeting ID: 952 9881 5246
Passcode: 621522

A 7-Day Processing Guide


Connection after the verdict: A women’s processing space
Hosted by Women’s Resource Center

7:00 – 8:30 pm 

While the guilty verdict for George Floyd’s murderer provides some semblance of justice, we know that it’s not enough. If you don’t want to be alone as you reckon with the outcome, we invite you to join women identified students and DOS women identified staff to vent, grieve and acknowledge the impact of the verdict. This space is open to all and will center BIPOC student experiences. 

Drop-ins Welcome
Connect to this processing space

Thursday, April 22, 2021

“Just let me B.E. (Breathe and Exist): Black men edition”

Hosted by Multicultural Student Leadership and Empowerment

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This is a space dedicated to Black men who may want to process a range of emotions that they may be feeling during this time. Facilitated by Jarvis Marlow-McCowin (Associate Director for Multicultural Student Leadership & Empowerment), this space will provide opportunities for Black men to check-in, connect, and reflect on the various ways in which we can continue supporting one another during tumultuous times. 

Zoom information to connect

Meeting ID: 929 2402 1102

Passcode: 392153 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

“A Beginner Antiracism and Allyship Journey for Students”

Hosted by the Dean of Students, Diversity & Inclusion Team

6:00 – 7:30 pm

This beginner workshop is intended for students who want to explore the role of allies in anti-racist, equity work in the context of Black Lives Matter. We’ll introduce concepts such as racism, antiracism, whiteness, allyship and create space for you to ask questions about the verdict of the Derrick Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd and police violence against Black and brown bodies. Participants will also be provided resources for their continual learning and engagement. Please note: this workshop is designed for those who are new to these topics.

Zoom Information to connect

Meeting ID: 994 2262 5789

Password: 910514