From: Associated Students of Oregon State University
Dear OSU Students,
We write to you today to express our support for all students currently being affected by the violence in Iran, as students, women, and young people are protesting for a more open, just, and free Iranian society. We stand with you in the struggle for freedom of expression and the expansion of fundamental human rights.
We have heard from a significant number of international students that this violence is negatively impacting them deeply. We wanted to let you know of some student support resources that ASOSU is offering at this time that could be of help.
The ASOSU International lounge will be located in MU 115 (The room to the left of the main lounge area). The hope is that during this pilot year we will be able to gather student usage and needs by doing programming, recording attendance, and sending out surveys from this space. We are in the process of hiring student workers to staff this lounge, but it is currently open and will remain an open lounge during the Memorial Union’s hours of operation. This space will serve as a gathering area for the international community on campus.
In conjunction with this, ASOSU is also launching a pilot program for a Disabled student cultural lounge, we do not currently have a dedicated space to run this out of, but will be hiring workers to specifically advocate and push for the addressing of this group’s needs. If you are interested in learning more you can keep an eye on our website (asosu.oregonstate.edu) as well as our social media @asosugov
There will be a demonstration in solidarity with the Iranian People on Monday October 17 from 2-3 pm at the MU steps, if you wish to express your support for this community and impacted Students and community members, please feel free to join!
If you have any questions about the International lounge or Disabled Students lounge, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]
Matteo Paola JoJo Namuddu Angelina Wescott
ASOSU President ASOSU International & Multicultural Coordinator ASOSU Public Relations Director