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In The Wake Of Violence Against Diverse Communities

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Dear Community,

We know the past weekend’s shootings targeting diverse communities have likely affected many of you and your loved ones personally, and we recognize the larger implications and impact for our members of the Black and Asian communities. Pratt condemns these recent acts of violence and mourns the loss of innocent lives. We want you to know that we are also here to support you.

Resources are available to you as members of the Pratt community. Students who need someone to speak with can visit the Counseling Center located on the third floor of the ISC from 9 AM to 4 PM, M–F. The Center can also be reached 24/7 at 718.687.5356 or to set up an appointment or to seek immediate assistance. Martha Cedarholm, Director of Student Support and Advocacy, can also assist with any other needs. She is located in the Learning/Access Center, room 104 of the ISC Building. She can also be reached at 718.399.4546 or . Faculty and staff can seek support through Human Resources. Inquiries and appointments can be scheduled at 718.636.3787.

We know that the trauma caused by such incidents can be felt long after they occurred. These services are available to you throughout the summer months. As a community, let’s continue to work to end racially motivated violence and hate, and support one another with respect and kindness.


Donna Heiland, Provost

Cathy Kenny, Vice President for Finance and Administration

Delmy M. Lendof, Vice President for Student Affairs

Nsombi B. Ricketts, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion