I am sure that we have all been shocked and deeply saddened by recent events in Orlando and that the family and friends of the victims are in our thoughts.
To show solidarity with the LGBT community there, and around the world, the rainbow Pride flag will be flying at half-mast today and tomorrow above Rutherford College and I would like to invite all staff and students to have a minute in silent reflection tomorrow, Wednesday 15 June, at 12 noon.
Our colleagues at Canterbury Christ Church University will be hosting a vigil tomorrow at 17.30 to remember the victims and to show support for those still suffering from all hate crimes. Details of the event are on the CCCU website. I will be attending with fellow colleagues and invite you to join us.
If you have been affected by these events, please do seek support from our University Counselling or Chaplaincy services.
Kasia Senyszyn, Supporter Engagement Officer | EDI Representative | Chair, LGBT Staff Network