Many people may feel a strong response to the result of the Derek Chauvin verdict and have a need for emotional support. To that end, the DEI Intercultural Diversity Center, located in 2100 Ferguson Center, in collaboration with the Counseling Center and the Student Care and Well-Being office will offer on-site support sessions Tuesday, April 20, from 3:30-9 p.m. and again on Wednesday, April 21, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. for students, faculty and staff who may feel triggered by the outcome.
Also on Wednesday, April 21, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host “Where Do We Go From Here? The Chauvin Case and Social Justice.” The virtual event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Legal scholar Montré D. Carodine, UA professor of law whose areas of expertise are civil procedure, evidence, and race and law, and law enforcement professional Steven D. Anderson, director of University of Alabama System Security and former Tuscaloosa City Police Chief, will be the panelists. They will walk us through the various aspects of the case and share their professional perspectives. Registration for the event is required. If you are not able to join us on this day, we will post the video and any related resources to the DEI website.