A message from the president of UAH.

Dear Charger Community,

My heart is heavy with the weight of inhumanity in the deaths and incidents of racialized violence across our country. The death of George Floyd is yet another tragic reminder of the bias and injustice that exist in our society. What we are seeing across the country is that people are sad and angry, and the UAH community is experiencing those feelings as well.

At UAH, our core principles include acting with compassion and respecting all persons by embracing cultural humility, diversity, and person-centered care. As a result, we have an obligation to fight systematic racism and injustice, model inclusivity, and embrace the power that diversity represents. I would like to remind everyone of the theme for this year's Martin Luther King Jr. program, “The Time Is Always Right to Do What Is Right”. Injustice is dependent on indifference so we all have a responsibility to stand up against racism.

The physical distance from each other and not being on campus makes it harder to come together. However, reach out to the people you know who are hurting and let them know they are not alone. I also encourage you to reach out to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for support. In addition to support offered by the ODEI office, Counseling Services provides assistance for students. For employees, the Employee Assistance Program can provide counseling and support.

“We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


Darren Dawson