Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Statement of Solidarity

To Our Black Community, 

We are troubled and outraged by the recent lives that have been taken from our community. It is a reminder that even during a worldwide pandemic, when unity is imperative in fighting a common threat, our communities are still vulnerable and continue to be targeted by those who seek to exert power and privilege with the goal of spreading hate and oppression. 

We will not forget you George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade. These are just the recent names of a list that unfortunately just keeps growing. And to our Black Community at the University of Washington and the Kelly ECC, we know you are experiencing emotions that are bigger and more intense than usual. Our staff wants you to know that we stand in solidarity with you. We see you, we hear you, and we are committed to you and your well being. If you need us, we are here for you, we offer a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen, a hand to lift you up and the space to rest and heal. 

To other allies, in the face of this hate, we must work together to fight for members of our Black community, to resist, expose and disrupt systematic power structures that threaten to carry out discrimination and violence against Black people. Moreover, we need to put in the work to create a more inclusive environment within our spaces and communities; no one is exempt. We all need to do our part! 

Black Lives Matter, today and always! 

Your Kelly ECC Family



Black Lives Matter resources


Black Lives Matter Resource Document

We have curated this extensive list of resources of all varieties, however we know that this list isn’t complete of all of the amazing information that is out there. We will keep the list updated as we find more.

Resource Document

Email Templates for Students

For our students looking for how to word emails to UW professors, leadership, and departments, you may use these provided email templates as a reference. Resources include addressing concerns to urge tangible actions for your departments, requests for extensions, and more.

Email Templates

Kelly ECC Instagram Post Resources

For more information, you may follow our Kelly ECC Instagram where we post current updates and additional resources for our Black students and committed allies.

Instagram Resources