Fraternity & Sorority Life

#EnoughIsEnough

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020 the National Pan-Hellenic Council is asking people to participate in a candelight campaign called #ENOUGHISENOUGH.   

1 - Record video sending condolences to victims of racial injustices

2 - End the video by blowing out a candle/lighter in remembrance

3 - Upload to social media with the hashtag #enoughisenough

Videos will begin posting around 9:00am

 

In addition, the council released the below statement.

On behalf of The National Pan-Hellenic Council at The University of Michigan we want to extend our condolences not only to the families but to our community members who have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement. Our community has endured an unforgettable amount of systemic racism that has resulted in a continuous outcry for justice. Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery were only the latest victims of societal injustices and have again raised the question of safety and equality for the Black people in this country.

In addition to the blatant disregard for Black life, we are also learning to live through COVID-19 at a time that is so crucial to be together. It is expected that in response to the loss of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, many of us will attend a variety of demonstrations and demand justice. Today, the National Pan-Hellenic Council at The University of Michigan stands in solidarity with those who resist the continuous systematic oppression and unnecessary violence and demand justice for George Floyd. Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and formerly charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday, March 29, 2020. The remaining three officers involved in this case have been terminated but have not been arrested or charged.

Although charges have been filed in the case of George Floyd, we are aware that we are a long ways away from the justice that he deserves. As community leaders, we recognized that we are at a crossroads. We have an obligation to the community we serve by providing a space to unpack and unify for our community.

We refuse to be silent during a time that requires our voices to be heard. We will continue to demand justice and stand firm against the ongoing violence against the Black community. We support the members of our community, and our allies who stand in solidarity, in the various ways that you may protest. We also ask that everyone take care of themselves. Please remember to prioritize your health and well-being and utilize different resources if you need them. The University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) can be reached at (734) 764 - 8312 for 24 hours. CAPS also has adjusted hours during COVID-19 and are available for appointment Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm. Please stay safe and continue to be the change you wish to see in the world.

Sincerely,

Chyanne Laldee

President