We are forever reminded that the way people LISTEN to us and believe us, like in the case of Eric Garner or George Floyd when they said "I can't breathe," is underpinned by issues of race, class and power.
CERRU has two fellowships, The Gender and Sexuality Fellowship and the Race and Class Fellowship which teach students to explore the ways that implicit bias, systemic racism, xenophobia, and systemic patriarchy impacts the ways we listen and speak.
In addition, these fellowships offer students tools to understand and address their own implicit bias, and positionality within systems of power. It provides students with interactive ways to individually and collectively advocate to be heard.
What is Mutual Aid?
We help each other in a society that does not afford marginalized folks with resources
We also work together to try to interrupt systemic injustices that have led to folks having fewer resources
We all help each other in a symbiotic network- this is not a hierarchy
We, a group of dedicated faculty, staff, and students, want to ensure that we support EVERY Queens College Student, especially those most vulnerable to discriminatory harm during this time. We are using this survey to know where to offer support to queens college students during the covid epidemic and other oppressive violence, like police brutality, homelessness, anti-Asian hate crimes, and beyond.
“Mutual aid is the radical act of caring for each other while working to change the world."