Together We Rise! Reflections on Election Results

Dear Pre-Health Dreamers Community,

The presidential election results were unfortunately not what we were hoping for. The outcome was a big blow to the undocumented community. You may be feeling angry, afraid, and confused at the moment; we feel these things too. All of your feelings are valid and we all cope in different ways. Rest if you need to. Cry if you need to. Shout if you need to. Take the time to do whatever you need to do to take care of yourself.

Though much uncertainty lies ahead, we shall overcome this. We are a resilient community and we will keep fighting. Now, more than ever, we must come together, organize, and fight for ourselves and our loved ones. We must also stand strong and united with our Black, LGBTQI, and Muslim communities, victims of sexual assault and marginalized communities. We are survivors. We will persevere!

As an organization, Pre-Health Dreamers is working to protect the progress we made in educational and healthcare access. We are working with our partners to find answers and to strategize our next steps forward. We will be sure to relay any important information for the safety of you and your family and any opportunities to be involved in advocacy efforts. We also welcome any thoughts on how to organize in the weeks or months to come.

Space to be together:

We have found strength and comfort in one another in this trying time and we invite you to join the PHD community online, on Thursday, November 10, from 4 pm – 6 pm PT to share your feelings, thoughts, wisdom, and questions.

Please register for Pre-Health Dreamers Post Election Debrief on Nov 10, 2016 4:00 PM PST at link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7683384334919272963

If you find yourself needing support over the next several days, know that the PHD staff’s doors are open, & know that we can utilize our network to lean on and stand with one another. For an additional list of broad mental health resources, click here. 

https://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/heres-a-list-of-mental-health-resources-if-you-are-struggling-today-to-cope-with-trumps-win/.

For those in the San Francisco Area, Educators for Fair Consideration is host a gathering tonight. Feel free to bring friends and family and join the E4FC family today, November 9th, 4-7 pm at 3130 20th Street, Suite 275, SF 94109. Questions about the E4FC gathering, please contact Dean by email dean@e4fc.org or cell at (650) 834-3951.

In solidarity,

Angela Chuan-Ru Chen, PhD
Director

angela@phdreamers.org

www.phdreamers.org

www.facebook.com/PreHealthDreamers