A Response to the Violence in Charlottesville

 
 

You are loved.

Waterloo Counseling Center is horrified by the events this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. There is simply no excuse for racism, hatred and violence. As a nation and as individuals, we must always be mindful of our history and vigilant in not repeating the ugly portions of that history. And as a nation and individuals, we must denounce and reject ideologies, emblems and actions like those perpetrated in Charlottesville that are meant to intimidate, terrorize and harm.

The "rally" to promote white supremacy and its inevitable violence was nothing short of an act of domestic terrorism. A threat to one of us is a threat to all. Waterloo stands with the brave people who stood up to this threat and we stand with you, our community.

We are always here for you. You are loved and valued. You have a place here and a place in this world. We will never stop helping you stand and claim your place.

You are loved.