05
June
2020
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12:48 AM
America/Los_Angeles

A Message of Solidarity from the DREAMer Resource Center

Dear CSUSM Community, 

The DREAMer Resource Office team stands in solidarity with you in your justifiable outrage over the persistent racism and systematic oppression of Black people. We are deeply saddened and disgusted by the unjust murders of not only Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, but also the unjust deaths of countless Black people. As members of the CSUSM community serving all people who have suffered from social injustices that systematically target the most vulnerable among us, we unequivocally condemn hatred and racism and affirm that Black lives matter!

We are committed to support all Black lives by working together to stand against and call for an end to racism, oppression and villainization of Black people. To our undocumented Black community members, who are suffering not only from racism and oppression but also living with uncertainty because of their immigration status, we cannot fully begin to understand your experiences, but please know that you are not standing alone.

The DREAMer Resource office can provide support by offering free legal assistance from our partners UURISE and JFS, academic counseling services with our dreamer counselor as well as mental health counseling, providing Emergency Safety Planning services, and hosting several Know Your Rights workshops. Most importantly, the DREAMer Resource Office is here to listen to you and serve your needs. Please reach out to us: Visit our website at www.csusm.edu/dreamer or follow us on Instagram @csusmdreameroffice.

Let us move forward together in calling for a world free from anti-blackness and work toward changing our society that systematically devalues the lives of Black people.

“We've got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity.” ― Fred Hampton

Sincerely, 

DREAMer Resource Office
Fina Espino, Gladys Guzman, Luis Alvarez, Maria Chiem, Nasdira Romero, Ruby Reyes