As Penn State’s Professional Women’s Network, we too are horrified at the recent senseless acts of racism we have seen across the country and even within our Penn State community. Black lives do matter and we stand in solidarity in the fight for justice in the name of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others .
As an organization that strives to provide a forum in which all Penn State women and their communities can grow professionally and personally, that work certainly extends to our Black community. From our board members to our event programming and to our messaging we pride ourselves in lifting up Black voices and are always here to listen and act on ways to better build bridges among our fellow Penn Staters.
We also look to be a resource. For those who are hurting and those who are looking to learn more, please find a list of resources originally shared by Marcus A. Whitehurst, Ph.D., Penn State’s Vice Provost for Educational Equity
Center for Counseling and Psychological Services: 814-863-0395
Individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and evaluations
Multicultural Resource Center: 814-865-1773
Individual counseling and educational services for undergraduate multicultural students at University Park
For those who wish to learn more about the issues:
And for students who believe they have been a victim of discrimination or bias, contact the following offices to report the issue:
Our spirit of Blue and White also includes Black.
-The PSPWN Executive Board