The events following the May 25 death of George Floyd reflect a nation experiencing a profound moment of reckoning.
Every member of the Case Western Reserve community brings unique experience, expertise, and emotion to this moment.
Each should have opportunities to speak, listen and learn.
They also should have access to support.
Case Western Reserve today launches a website that includes university communications and updates, as well as statements from campus units and organizations. It also features resources regarding national, state and local organizations—and campus contacts for engagement and/or assistance.
To help make the site as useful as possible, it provides opportunities to submit questions, feedback, and recommendations for additional resources.
In addition, the university is pausing posts on its central social media accounts today in recognition of a global effort to encourage people to contemplate the issues raised (and revived) in response to recent developments—and engage in conversation about them.
Originally introduced with such hashtags as #blackouttuesday and #theshowmustbepaused, the effort since has prompted calls not to use the #blacklivesmatter hashtag from concern that doing so lowers important information down on that hashtag’s page.
The university encourages campus units and organizations to consider participation, but does not require it.