Message for the AUWCL Community

 

Dear All,

Yesterday, eight anti-immigrant flyers attributed to a Neo-Nazi organization were discovered on the main campus of American University.  While it appears the flyers did not specifically target AU, and are rather part of a national movement designed to intimidate immigrant communities, that makes them no less hurtful.  They are an attack on diversity, inclusion, and civil discourse – values we hold dear here at AUWCL. 

Rather than weaken us, however, these hateful and divisive attempts to divide us strengthen our resolve to protect our values and the vibrant intellectual community that we so cherish.  We will be neither cowed nor dispirited. As the President stated in her message to the AU community today, “American University is and has always been a place that welcomes students, faculty, and staff from around the world . . . We urge the nation’s leaders to find a long-term solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students.”

We want to ensure that all members of our community feel safe and supported and are aware of available supportive resources:

AU Counseling Center (202-885-3500)

Please do reach out to any of the contacts listed above if we can be of assistance.

Be well,

Camille A. Nelson

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May 29 12:30PM-2:00PM Warren Building - NT01 Human Rights Month 2018 Panel: The Struggle for Justice in International and Domestic Jurisdictions: Is the glass half-empty or half-full? May 31 12:30PM-2:00PM Warren Building - NT01 Human Rights Month 2018 Panel: The Recurrence of Sexual Violence in Conflict and Other Situations of Generalized Violence: The Legal and Political Challenges to Prevent its Commission June 06 12:30PM-1:30PM Warren Building - NT01 Health Law and Policy Program: Summer Lunch and Learn Series - Top Health Care Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities June 06 12:30PM-2:00PM Warren Building - NT01 Human Rights Month 2018 Panel: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights at 40: Achievements and Challenges Ahead June 07 12:30PM-2:00PM Warren Building - NT01 Human Rights Month 2018 Panel - The Colombia Peace Process: Current Challenges in Securing Justice June 12 12:30PM-2:00PM Warren Building - NT01 Human Rights Month 2018 Panel - Human Rights and Human Mobility: Protecting the Vulnerable in a Time of Populism June 14 12:30PM-2:00PM Warren Building - NT01 Human Rights Month 2018 Panel - Business and Human Rights: Recent Developments in this Complex Relationship June 15 12:30PM-2:00PM Warren Building - NT01 Human Rights Month 2018 Panel - Regional Human Rights Mechanisms in Times of Crisis: An Update on the Inter-American, European and African Systems July 12 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law SIEL 6th Biennial Global Conference: "International Economic Law in Unsettling Times" July 13 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law SIEL 6th Biennial Global Conference: "International Economic Law in Unsettling Times" July 14 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law SIEL 6th Biennial Global Conference: "International Economic Law in Unsettling Times"
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