Posted on Mon 30 Jan 2017 at 15:17 by Anna Warren
Like many others, we spent this weekend watching in horror as Donald Trump launched an attack on Muslims and refugee communities around the world, and this is something that we refuse to be silent about. It’s an embarrassment that Theresa May and our government is refusing to condemn Trump’s despicable behaviour, something which politicians around the world have done in response to Trumps actions.
We want to take this opportunity to reaffirm that LUU remains a safe space where any and all students can seek support. If anyone has any worries or concerns, particularly Muslim students with plans to travel to the USA, Muslim students with US citizenship, or family members you may have concerns about, the University International Student Office and LUU are here to help.
Student Advice can offer confidential advice and support and is also a Hate Crime Reporting Centre. You are welcome just to call in (first floor of LUU) or email firstname.lastname@example.org . The International Student Office on Level 11 of the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building is also a Hate Crime Reporting centre, and holds drop-in advice sessions every weekday morning from 1030 – 1200. Just come along, you don’t need an appointment. Alternatively, you can email your question to email@example.com. If you’re looking for support or someone to talk to, you can get in touch with the Muslim chaplain by getting in touch with the chaplaincy.
If you're free tonight, there are many protests happening around the country, including at Downing Street if you’re nearby, which we would encourage you to take part in.
We would also encourage you to sign this online petition, calling on our Government to refuse Trump a state visit.
Following Britain’s vote to leave the EU as well as Trump’s victory, we need to stand in solidarity now more than ever. Together we can resist the bigotry and hatred being spread around the world.
Jess Reed, Welfare Officer
Taiwo Ogunyinka, Activities Officer
Jamie Ali, Community Officer
Emma Healey, Equality and Diversity Officer
Melz Owusu, Education Officer
Jack Palmer, Union Affairs Officer