We invite you to a community conversation about supporting each other in the midst of events that may feel threatening or traumatizing. As we all know, this past weekend a serious threat was made against women on the UM campus, causing concerns over the safety and security - especially for those who hold identities that are often marginalized. It would be naive to ignore the ripples of trauma, anxiety, vigilance and fear that has been created by this threatening event.
This is a time for conversation - ask questions, raise concerns, and talk together as a school community. To aid the conversation, space will be limited. (We know it's coming up soon, so if you miss it, don't fear! If there is a lot of interest in this topic, we can hold another session soon.)
About the format. A few students and faculty have decided to try something different - smaller community conversations. Our hope is that this can take topics that lend themselves better to verbal dialogue off of email and into a face-to-face (or screen-to-screen!) environment. We will draw heavily on practices from intergroup dialogue and restorative justice.
When: October 7th @ 6pm, zoom format
Where: Zoom link sent the day of the event
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106