Walter Wallace Statement
October 28, 2020
Dear Cedar Crest Community,
Our hearts are with the Wallace family, the West Philadelphia community, and those experiencing trauma in the aftermath of this and other recent deaths of Black Americans.
We urgently call for better availability of mental health resources in our communities. A person in a mental health crisis deserves human compassion and expert care.
At Cedar Crest, we are continuing to work toward fostering an inclusive community that recognizes and celebrates diversity, as well as working to dismantle the ways we uphold systemic racism. Our mission and vision commit us to doing our part to create a more inclusive, diverse and equitable environment and a society free from discrimination. We stand by these values as we support each other through this time.
Please practice self-care; connect with family, friends, and others for support; and take advantage of campus resources.
- The Counseling Center is located in the rear of first floor Curtis Hall (Room 108C) and can be reached by calling (610)606-4640 from an outside line or x3476 on campus.
- The Center for Diversity and Inclusion has a number of resources, support channels, and events where we can connect as a community for self-care and conversation. Upcoming events include Food for the Soul: You Rock tonight from 5- 6 p.m. and Creating Connections While Physically Distancing every Thursday at 11 a.m. Please see the weekly CDI email for more information.
Stay safe and stay well,
Elizabeth M. Meade, Ph.D.
President, Cedar Crest College