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Message from the Chief Diversity Officer

Dear members of our community,

Yesterday, a small group of demonstrators came to our campus to spread disparaging and hateful messages targeting many groups and individuals, including women, the LGBTQ community, and people of different faiths. They were met with UMD counter protestors who celebrated love, while standing in solidarity with women, our LGBTQ friends and neighbors, and people of all faiths. UMPD was on scene throughout to protect participants' safety and constitutional rights.

This peaceful counter protest was student-led, and it sent a strong message. We salute you. Others chose to ignore the demonstration - perhaps to give less exposure to messages of hate. No matter the approach, an encounter like this still takes an emotional toll. Please access campus resources. ODI and the Division of Student Affairs stand ready to help.

In Solidarity,

Georgina Dodge, Ph.D.
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Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion

Resources

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion
diversity.umd.edu
2411 Marie Mount Hall
301.405.2838

Nyumburu Cultural Center
nyumburu.umd.edu
4018 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742
301.314.7758

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equity Center
lgbt.umd.edu
2218 Marie Mount Hall 301.405.8720

University of Maryland Chaplains
thestamp.umd.edu/memorial_chapel/chaplains

Counseling Center
counseling.umd.edu
1101 Shoemaker Building, 4281 Chapel Lane
301.314.7651

Health Center
health.umd.edu
140 Campus Drive
301.314.8180

Multicultural Student Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA)
thestamp.umd.edu
Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Suite 1120
301.314.8600