Racial Stress Awareness Week
From October 12-15, CAPS, the Dean of Students Office and Career Services are sponsoring a series of events aimed at increasing awareness of the impact of racial stress on the BYU community and providing resources to promote justice and equity on campus. Next week will feature presentations on coping with racial stress, understanding racial stress and indigenous identities, how to be an ally in the workplace and how BYU is better because of our BIPOC community. All presentations will be conducted over Zoom. [Schedule + Zoom Links]
The BYU Committee on Race, Equity & Belonging is united and deeply committed to realizing the recent call to action and reflecting the united declaration of leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the NAACP that educational institutions “review processes, [policies], and organizational attitudes regarding racism and root them out.” Read more about their mission, purpose, and resources available here.
One of the first steps to solving a social problem is learning more about the issue. The Peery Series is hosted by Brigham Young University’s Ballard Center for Social Impact. In conjunction with the series, each month the Ballard Center focuses on a different social issue. Learn more here.
The Office of Student Success and Inclusion (OSSI) sponsors and promotes programs that give students opportunities to be more proximate to diverse ideas and perspectives. OSSI also hosts events for specific populations including racial minorities, LGBT & SSA students, and religious minorities. In addition to programing, OSSI advisors are available to meet with students one-on-one to discuss individual concerns, questions, and ideas regarding inclusion and belonging on campus. To contact an advisor, feel free to visit 2010 WSC (across from the Varsity Theater) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.