Dear CERRU Community,
Welcome and thank you for all the work you continue to do to be in world that has been inexplicably socially and physically transformed. We know the work to continue onward during the twin pandemics of covid-19 and systemic oppression is no easy feat and continues to come with physical and mental distress. As an embodied equity education center, CERRU continues to offer programming, direct support and education to ensure the culture of Queens College is one that allows for students to successfully complete their college education, especially those minoritized for their race, religion, ethnicity, class, disability, sexuality/gender and beyond.
We know for many the road ahead has additional hurdles due to inflation, increased student debt, hate speech, covid-related depression and beyond. For the last three years we've offered be able to provide embodied equity work, with our Mutual Aid Group, merging DEIJ best practices with direct one to one support to students, providung microgrants, mental health connections, housing justice and beyond. We now that navigating the hudles of the red tape can be difficult for those young in their adulthood so we offer 1 to 1 support. If you need help and are a Qc or CUNY student please reach out to us on IG cerruqc or tinyurl.com/qcmutualaid. If you would like to support our equity work in real time, feel free to donate tinyurl.com/qcmutual.com
The CERRU Team
CERRU has set up the first cross-stakeholder mutual aid group. Merging AntiracistDEI best practices and with mutual aid.
We are a group of dedicated, faculty, staff, and students, who want to ensure that we are supporting EVERY Queens College Student, especially those most vulnerable to discriminatory harm. We are using this survey to know where to offer support to students of queens college during this "post covid" return to school.