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Support in wake of Philando Castile verdict

Friday, June 16, 2017
We know that people are feeling a range of emotions following today's verdict acquitting St. Anthony Police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights last summer. Students wishing to speak with someone are encouraged to call the 24-hour counseling line at 612-301-4673, and faculty and staff to contact our Employee Assistance Program at 612-625-2820 or 1-888-243-5744

The Black Student Union will hold a healing space in 209 Coffman Memorial Union this evening from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and tomorrowJune 17, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. 

The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life and the Women's Center are holding a support and processing space on Monday, June 19 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in 41 Appleby Hall. 
Please continue to watch this space for up-to-date information about other campus and community spaces to gather for support.
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Immigration Response Team News and Updates

Thursday, June 15, 2017

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Travel Ban Injunction

For the second time, a federal appeals court upheld an injunction against portions of the president's revised travel ban. On Monday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a Hawaii district court's national order prohibiting the government from enforcing portions of the executive order widely known as the "travel ban" or "Muslim ban."


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