Department News

Department News

Community Support

November 9, 2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


The aftermath of yesterday’s election has left many in special need of the solace and support of community.  The Departments of Ethnic Studies, African American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies are safe and welcoming places for people of color, as well as members of the indigenous, LGBTQ, women-identified, undocumented, Muslim and Jewish communities and their allies.  For the next few days, we will open our conference rooms and common spaces, during the times when they are not already reserved, as gathering spaces for the campus community.  We ask only that you maintain an attitude of welcome and care for all who enter, and that you show consideration for our staff by leaving the room as you found it.


Today (Wednesday) the Ethnic Studies Conference Room, 554 Barrows, is available until 1:45, and tomorrow it is available until 2:45  

The GWS conference room, 602 Barrows, holds a Cafe Thursdays 12-4pm that is open to all our communities

The AAS Reading Room, 675A Barrows, and the AAS Conference, 660 Barrows, are also available


In the coming days and weeks, we will continue to work together to find ways to support our communities.


Shari Huhndorf, Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies

Leigh Raiford, Chair, Department of African American Studies

Charis Thompson, Chair, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies