We write to share our pain and anger for the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, Aug. 23. A Kenosha police officer shot Jacob, a 29-year-old Black man, seven times in the back in front of his three young children as he entered his vehicle.
We send our prayers to Jacob, his children and his loved ones, as he works to recover. Please know that the Carroll community grieves with you and will continue to strive for positive change and the realization of a more equitable and just society.
On Monday, the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) and Counseling Services held space and opportunities for processing on Main Lawn. On Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m.–noon, OVP and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) will facilitate CU Chalks for Justice on East Avenue, in front of the Campus Center. Please join us, as we come together to chalk our community sidewalks with calls for justice and the end of police violence.
If you are unable to attend these gatherings, but still want to take action, we’ve shared additional resources below:
Consider advocating for justice by contacting:
– Campus Equity Response Team
- Kenosha Mayor and City Administration | 262.653.4000
- Kenosha Chief of Police Daniel G. Miskinis | 262.605.5200
- Wisconsin Department of Justice | 608.266.1221