Chauvin Trial and Anti-Racist Resources

Black Lives Matter candle vigil

On May 25, 2020, an encounter between a white Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, and a 46-year-old Black man named George Floyd resulted in Floyd’s tragic death and resulted in large numbers of Americans taking to the streets to demand police reform and accountability. 

The Derek Chauvin trial that began on March 8, 2021, and recent increased racialized violence weigh heavily on many of us, and more profoundly have become a heavier psychological toll on many of our Black students, colleagues, peers, friends, and neighbors. In the midst of increased anxiety and conflict, we offer the following resources as a way to support each other. 

Upcoming Events that Address Racial and Sexual Violence

April 22 – May 1 (Earth Day to May Day)

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FREE to everyone from SCSU and the New Haven Public Schools. 

Currently in its 11th year, the Latino and Native American Film Festival @SCSU will be presenting around 170 films over a 10-day period, responding to the question: “¿QuiénesSomos? / Who Are We?” These films represent a select list chosen from over 1,400 submissions made to this year’s festival, and represent more than 26 countries, including some unexpected, such as Russia.

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Thursday, April 29
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Virtual

Come chat with the SAGE Center to unpack the Chauvin trial and the continued oppression of marginalized communities. This is an open and safe space to discuss the impact of recent national events and connect with others.

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Thursday, April 29
Time:  3:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: Virtual

For the grand finale of this academic years THUR-YAY's. We will be joined by Dr. Diane Ariza- Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a conversation about your time here at Southern.

Thursday, April 29
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Brownell Hall Parking Lot

The Derek Chauvin trial, the shooting and death of Daunte Wright, and recent increase in racialized violence weigh heavily on many of us. In the midst of increased anxiety and conflict, we unite to offer a space to listen, share, and reflect on how we can identify ways for community action, inclusivity, coping, and support for each other. Sponsored by Racial and Intersectional Justice Group, Student Activism Committee, and Black Lives Matter New Haven.

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Facts About the Trial

Faculty and Staff Resources for Supporting Students

Resources for Students

Resources and Advice for Faculty and Staff

Additional Resources

People Against Police Brutality 

Black Students for Disarmament at Yale

CT Bail Fund

Black Lives Matter New Haven

Hamden Action Now

Unidad Latina en Acción

Citywide Youth Coalition 

Stop AAPI Hate