A message from Professor A C Grayling, Master of the College

NCH London | June 5, 2020

This week President Aoun of Northeastern University put out this statement in the wake of the protests that have erupted in the US, and also here in the UK and many other places, in response to the murder of George Floyd and the racism that underlay it:

The Fierce Urgency of Now

We endorse President Aoun’s statement fully, and encourage everyone in our community to be part of opposing the systemic racism that infects society. NCH is emphatically opposed to racism and has been committed to an inclusive, equal and respectful environment for all the College community from the outset.

All at NCH are encouraged to join the rest of the Northeastern family in the events mentioned in President Aoun’s address and to reflect upon the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, which have prompted protests against racial injustice across the globe.

Hear from Rahsaan Hall of the ACLU

Hall, who is the director of the Racial Justice Program for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, will be joining Mielle Marquis, the director external relations at the School of Law, over Zoom on Friday, 5th June at 11 am EDT, to talk about recent events and delve into issues that impact communities of color.

Process your emotions with LEAD360

The LEAD360 leadership consultant team, which runs identity-based leadership development programs, will host a moderated discussion for folks to process their feelings in response to recent events on Friday, 5 June 5 at 5pm EDT.

Hear from the Black student community at Northeastern

Join the Black Student Organization at Northeastern for a discussion on racial injustice in the USA and what students can do if they want to get involved. This will be held over Zoom on Friday, 5th June at 6 pm EDT.

Join in a vigil

On Monday, 8th June, Northeastern will suspend all classes and close all administrative and academic offices.. The Northeastern community will use this time and space—exactly two weeks after the unjust and inhumane killing of George Floyd—to hold a Day for Reflection, Engagement, and Action. We will join together in unity with those all around the world who are grieving and angry over persistent injustice toward Black citizens. At 2 pm,  a conversation with Margaret Burnham,  university distinguished professor of law at Northeastern, and founder of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, on ways we can move forward together.

Reflect on your own

If you are unable to attend the events above, or prefer to ponder these issues alone, the faculty and staff at Northeastern’s Seattle campus has created a list of questions to reflect on identity, privilege, and what these concepts mean globally.