November 19, 2021 - Rittenhouse Verdict
Dear NHCC Community,
As I am sure many of you already heard, the verdict for Kyle Rittenhouse was delivered today. It is important to recognize that in the context of this trial, this experience may have triggered trauma for individuals within our NHCC community – especially those from brown and black communities. As a college committed to racial equity, 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. Our hearts go out to the families of Jacob Blake, Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and Gaige Grosskreutz. Together, let’s continue the work to call for an end to acts of hatred and violence that inflict trauma and loss of life for African Americans and other people of color.
As an institution of higher learning, we fully support freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and peaceful protest. A marketplace of ideas and diversity of opinions is an essential part of our students' learning experience.
One of our unique strengths as a campus, is that our community members have consistently demonstrated a strong desire to support one another during difficult moments. For those in need of additional support, please see resources below:
- Access and/or share community and mental health resources.
- Learn more about NHCC in Solidarity and how you can get involved.
- Access the Employee Assistance Program for personal support 24/7.
As we approach the holiday break, I want to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation for each of you. I am thankful that I get to be part of such a caring and encouraging community!