Russia's unprovoked and unethical war on Ukraine has already claimed thousands of lives and displaced millions of people since Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion began on February 24, 2022. All of us here in the RRCC community have felt the effects of this tragedy, and many of us feel these effects on a deeply personal level, having friends, family, or roots in Ukraine.
In the wake of this terrible and unwarranted attack, RRCC community members might be asking themselves what caused this conflict to arise in the first place and how they can help the people of Ukraine from here in Colorado. Some of our RRCC community might be wondering what resources are available to them if they are seeking counseling for mental health or other help. Others could be feeling as though they don't know what information about this conflict is true and what information is false or simply propaganda.
It is the intention of this guide to offer some resources in one, easily accessible space for students, staff, and faculty here at Red Rocks. For more information, click on the document below, compiled by Lorely Sanchez, program coordinator for our Office of Equity and Inclusion.
We at your RRCC Library hope you all are taking care of yourselves and each other as we face yet another global catastrophe together.
The effects of Putin's war are already weighing on us here in the US in more ways than one. In addition to any emotional distress or fatigue we might be feeling, with each visit to the grocery store or trip to the gas station we here in the RRCC community are experiencing the economic impacts of the conflict in Ukraine. Here are some resources that might offer some relief in these trying times, from financial help to mental health. Peruse the full site at the Student Success Services homepage or follow the links below for specific information.