[Grad-postdoc-assn] Orlando Shooting - if you need to talk or need assistance

Carolyn Brinkworth carolyn at ucar.edu
Mon Jun 13 16:22:55 MDT 2016

Dear all,

Thank you to Rebecca for sending this email, and I would like to add my
personal thoughts and offer of support to all of you. Please, if any of you
need to talk, don't hesitate in walking into my office or the SOARS office.
Our doors are always open and we will always make time for you.

To those of you who are part of the LGBTQIA and Latinx community: this
weekend has been incredibly rough and sad for our community. This shooting
happened during LGBTQ Pride month, when we celebrate our identities and our
community's collective courage, and also support each other in our losses.
I am proud, every day, to be a part of such a resilient, vibrant,
courageous, colorful, creative, and fiercely loving community, and to offer
my unreserved support to all communities of colour. I want to urge you all
to find the support you need and reach out if you need to talk.

To those of you who are part of the Muslim community, I also want to offer
my support. The actions of one individual do not define a faith; we have
your back at all times, and especially right now. Our offices are safe
spaces for you.

To all of you: please look out for your friends and colleagues. Talk to
each other and be kind to each other, and please let me know if there's
anything you need.

All the best,


On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 3:57 PM, Rebecca Haacker <rhaacker at ucar.edu> wrote:

> Dear all,
> In the light of the terrible tragedy in Orlando this weekend, I want to
> reach out to all of you and offer my support.  This has been an incredibly
> sad weekend for all of us, especially for those of us in the LGBTQ or
> Hispanic community. I want to assure you that you are supported by all of
> us here at NCAR. Equally I am reaching out to our peers of Muslim faith, as
> it is heart breaking so see an entire faith being blamed for the actions of
> one sick individual (in some media outlets and commentary).
> If you need to talk, you can come see me or my staff in the SOARS/ASP
> offices - we are on the second floor of FL2, opposite the 2006 conference
> room. If you are up at the Mesa Lab, you can come and find either me in the
> ASP offices (ML 185, x8623) or Carolyn Brinkworth, ML186, x1137.
> If you are hosted/ funded by ASP and are directly impacted and need to
> travel to Florida to be with family and friends, please call Paula or I. We
> will try to help.
> Kind regards,
> Rebecca
> Rebecca Haacker
> Director
> SOARS Program
> UCAR Center for Science Education
> soars.ucar.edu
> Advanced Study Program
> National Center for Atmospheric Research
> asp.ucar.edu
> Office: 303-497-8623
> Email: rhaacker at ucar.edu


Carolyn Brinkworth
Director for Diversity, Education & Outreach
National Center for Atmospheric Research


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