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Open Letter from WGS Faculty Regarding Recent Tragedy

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

From the WGS Faculty –


We are horrified and deeply saddened by the recent death of a student member of the SFSU community.  Those closest to her have requested discretion, as we grieve and process our disbelief and her loss.  It is with heartfelt compassion that we respect these wishes.  


During this time of bereavement, many of us are thinking about individual and community-wide trauma, how best to prevent and end violence, mental health and wellness and also about fellowship, solidarity, and radical community.  


We are aware that the circumstances surrounding this community member’s death might be very familiar to many of you and we want you to please take note of resources available to you. There are counselors on campus at (415) 338-2208; as well as resources off campus, such as W.O.M.A.N, Inc. (877-384-3578) and San Francisco Women Against Rape (415-647-7273). 


Let’s take a moment to be kind to ourselves, and to each other. Take a breath and know that while struggles are real and everywhere -- whether it be among students, staff, or faculty – they can be shared.