Statement on US Capitol


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At UoNSU, we believe that silence on the events that have occurred and continue to occur in the United States of America is deplorable. We are deeply saddened and condemn the events that took place yesterday at the Capitol. We continue to support democracy in America and around the globe. What happened in the US was an attack on its foundations and a coup, designed to use violence with hostile intentions, and this cannot go undisputed.

Furthermore, we continue to stand in solidarity with our black students.

We understand that the events implicate the Black Lives Matter movement (see our statement here) and the stark contrast between law enforcement used on 6 January and the force used in response to peaceful BLM protests in the Summer is a symptom of racism and bigotry. And this cannot go unchallenged.

We want you to know that we are here to support those who have been affected by the scenes that we witnessed in America yesterday.

Here are some places you can access support:

Mental Health & Wellbeing

The University of Nottingham Health and Wellbeing pages have numerous resources on mental health and your wellbeing, depending on the circumstances.

You can find the pages here.

Nightline

Nightline is a non-judgemental, non-advisory, confidential and anonymous listening and information service, provided by students for students here at the University of Nottingham. You can currently contact Nightline via email at nightlineanon@nottingham.ac.uk

SU Advice

Our free, impartial advice service is completely independent from the University, and we’re here to help you find the support you need with your wellbeing, your course, employment & finances. You can email SU Advice on suadvice@nottingham.ac.uk and access our advice pages here.

UoNSU Officer Team

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