A Community in Mourning

A Community in Mourning

Dear GCNYC Community,

Today we mourn for the heartbreaking loss of yet another Black person’s life and for the racism that continues to divide our world, our nation and our city. Over the weekend, I heard from my apartment in Brooklyn the collective anger, frustration and lament over the killing of George Floyd, Brionna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and countless others who have lost their lives due to the unjust treatment of Black Americans.

GCNYC believes that Black lives matter and we stand with Black students, colleagues and friends across the country. As an institution committed to the Common Good, we must come together and share in this fight against the systemic racism and oppression that cripple our nation. This is not the time to be silent. We are all responsible for promoting a just, fair and equitable global community.

Now more than ever let’s work to be the next generation of purposeful change makers. We are committed to looking at how our College can contribute to creating more inclusive systems and practices that reflect the values of our community. As we continue to stand for change, we invite you to share your ideas and concerns so together we will uphold principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in all our practices. Click here to submit comments and suggestions.

Michael Cohen, Director of Counseling, will facilitate a community-wide conversation on Tuesday, June 2 at 4 pm for those seeking support and want to discuss these recent events.

Michael is also available to individual counseling as well. To schedule an appointment, please contact him atMichael.cohen@gcu.ac.uk.

Please be safe and know that the GCNYC staff and faculty are here to support you.

Warm regards,

Jacqueline LeBlanc and the GCNYC team