Our Commitment to Racial Equity
North Hennepin Community College stands firm against racism and all forms of human oppression. As a college committed to racial equity, we acknowledge the trauma that this incident causes all of us, so we take this time to recognize the fullness of human value and reinforce to you our commitment to racial healing and upholding anti-racism practices. While higher education alone cannot solve all societal forms of racism, oppression, and trauma, we do serve as an institution of higher learning and civic engagement. As such we will continue to work toward illuminating systems of racial inequity within our own community so that together we can continue dismantling all forms of oppression that adversely affect our community of students.
March 30, 2023 - Campus Statement Regarding Nashville Shooting
January 30, 2023 - Campus Statement Regarding Video of Tyre Nichols’ Murder
January 23, 2023 - Campus Response to AAPI Community
November 28, 2022 - Campus Response to LGBTQ+ Shooting
June 27, 2022 - Response to Roe v. Wade Decision
May 25, 2022 - Campus Response to Recent Tragedies
February 25, 2022 - Statement on Russia and Ukraine Conflict
November 19, 2021 - Rittenhouse Verdict
September 15, 2021 - Antisemitism
June 25, 2021 – Derek Chauvin Sentencing
May 25, 2021 – George Floyd Anniversary
April 20, 2021 – Chauvin trial ends, Jury deliberations underway
April 20, 2021 – Chauvin Verdict
April 12, 2021 – Death of Daunte Wright & Campus Safety
March 17, 2021 – Anti-Asian Violence
March 5, 2021 – Chauvin Trial Campus Response
Free Resources for Mental HealthUnited Healthcare EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HELP LINE FOR ALL STUDENTS
Their toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to any student.
Walk-in Counseling Center: Services are moving to online counseling and remains free. Sessions will be available via Zoom.
United Way: The Help and Crises Line assists in finding the right resource for you. Call the United Way at 211 from a landline or 651-291-0211 from a cell phone.
7 Cups: Online text chat with a trained listener for emotional support and counseling. Also offers fee-for-service online therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Services and website also offered in Spanish.
County Crisis Services
COPE: If you are experiencing a mental health crisis in Hennepin County, this mobile team will come to your site to provide face-to-face assessment and resources within two hours. Call 612-596-1223.
Every county in Minnesota has a mental health crisis intervention outreach resource for adults.
Suicide Hotline: Call 1-800-273-8255 or text “Start” to 741-741
Resource Links for Self-Care
Mental Health Resources
- Black Mental Health Resources
- MN Mental Health Providers of Color Database
- Anti-Racism Resources
- The Jed Foundation: Tips for managing stress and worries.
- Mindfulness: Free mindfulness resources to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
- Meditations on Facing Injustice, Transforming Race and Privilege By Susal Stebbins Collins, M.A.
- Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma by Dr. Candice Nicole
- The Safe Place: A minority mental health app geared towards the black community to bring awareness, education, and hope
- Insight Timer: Free app with thousands of guided meditations and a meditation timer.
- Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma by Dr. Gail Parker
- Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience by Sheila Wise Rowe
CEAP: Food resources in Brooklyn Center.
The Food Group: (formally Food-Shelf Network) - Local food shelf and mobile market.
Community Action Partnership: Energy Assistance in Hennepin County. Find out what government benefits you might be eligible for at Benefits.gov.
MN Department of Education: Comprehensive and extensive list of valuable resources.
Dr. Jeung’s website, Stop Anti-Asian Hate, which contains an educational video Combating AAPI Racism in Age of Covid-19 l CFA and an accompanying video guide. These educational tools educate on how to combat hateful rhetoric, mobbing, bullying and racially motivated violence in our communities.
As educators who strive to be an anti-racist learning community, I invite you to visit Dr. Jeung’s website (calfac.org) to learn more.
NHCC designated a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center
Interested in learning more about the Racial Healing Action Collaborative? Submit this form.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) selected North Hennepin Community College (NHCC), including partners CCX Media and the City of Brooklyn Park, to participate in the Institute on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) June 21-24, 2022 that prepares the next generation of leaders to break down systemic racism and dismantle belief in a hierarchy of human value. NHCC first participated in the TRHT Institute in 2020.
- NHCC Associate Vice President of Equity & Inclusion, Dr. "Eda" Rassheedah Watts
- NHCC-MSCF Chapter President, Deanne Newborg
- NHCC Director of Marketing & Communications, Liz Hogenson
- CCX Media Special Projects Coordinator, Tamisha Touray
- CCX Media Create Coordinator, Javier Cedillo
- City of Brooklyn Park Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager, Marcellus Davis
North Hennepin Community College is offering two $1,000 scholarships to students who promote leadership and are actively engaged in racial and social justice advocacy. Click here to donate. Click here to apply!
North Hennepin Community College, as a diverse, equitable and inclusive community, is committed to upholding a campus culture that is respectful and welcoming. Learn more about our anti-stigma statement.
Learn more about NHCC's commitment by viewing the racial equity statement and strategic plan. For more information and to learn how to get involved, visit the Diversity & Equity web page or contact email@example.com.
NHCC is proud to be a recipient of the 'HEED' National Diversity Award for our commitment to racial equity. Learn more about the award.