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Invasion of Ukraine by Russian Forces

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Aug 30

OPENING CONVOCATION

August 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Sep 21

STATE OF THE COLLEGE

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Wednesday, March 30 Stand with Ukraine Basketball Tournament

Several Ramapo student clubs and organizations are sponsoring a basketball tournament to raise money to donate to Ukraine relief efforts – shoot some hoops for a good cause!  $10 per player, minimum 5 players per team. Pay at the door, cash only. Donations are also welcome. Contact Brian Goldberg at bgoldbe1@ramapo.edu with your team picks. Amazon Gift Cards for the winning team. All proceeds will go toward humanitarian assistance in Ukraine.

Time: 7:30 p.m.  Location: Aux Gym at Bradley Center

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March 8 Discussion | Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Too Late for Law and Human Rights?

The Center for Student Involvement, the School of Humanities and Social Services, and the School of Humanities and Global Studies hosted a moderated panel discussion on the legal and human rights ramifications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Panelists included Professor Behzad Yaghmaian, Professor Rebecca Root, Professor Sangha Padhy, and student Angelina Farallo ’22. The panel was moderated by Professor Erin Augis.

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March 1 Discussion | Russian Invasion of Ukraine; State of the Union Address

The School of Humanities and Global Studies hosted a moderated panel discussion on March 1 at 6PM in Trustees Pavilion. The panel, Russian Invasion of Ukraine: What it Means and What’s Next, featured scholars and practitioners with knowledge of Ukraine, Russia, and International Affairs, and Q&A. Panelists included: Professor Dean Chen, Professor Julie George, and President Cindy Jebb. Professor Mia Serban moderated the discussion.

Shortly after the panel discussion, President Biden delivered the State of the Union Address on March 1 at 8:30PM.  A screening of the address and a discussion hosted by the Civic and Community Engagement Center took place in B216.

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Communication from Ramapo on Invasion of Ukraine

February 24, 2022

Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends,

If you are watching the news and are upset, you are not alone. The invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces is horrifying. While it represents a rupture of international norms and perhaps the international order, it jolts our understanding of those touchstones and values that underpin civil society and humanity itself. We grieve for the innocent lives brutally taken, for those psychologically wounded, for the families torn apart, for the Russians who are oppressed, and for the destruction yet to come.

We will, however, remain strong knowing that we stand united with NATO, fueled by the values that define us, and ready to help those in need. We stand with our community members from Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Ukraine, with our NATO allies, and with our service members deployed to defend freedom.

Let us take some unhurried moments to reflect on what grounds us as human beings, and may that reflection help give us courage to be strong for one another and those we do not even know.

Sincerely,

Cindy Jebb
President

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Related News and Resources

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How Can I Help?

As we continue to hope for peace, here is a list of organizations that are asking for assistance to help alleviate a growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine:

UNICEF
UNICEF supports health, nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation, and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in Ukraine.

Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders
MSF is conducting a range of activities in Ukraine to help people travel to health care facilities and access prescribed medications.

International Committee of the Red Cross
The Switzerland-based international organization seeks to help people affected by the conflict and support the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross.

Save the Children
The London-based organization helps deliver essential humanitarian aid to vulnerable children in Ukraine and worldwide.

UN Refugee Agency
The international organization provides emergency assistance to families in Ukraine, including cash assistance and opportunities for resettlement.

Voices of Children
The charitable foundation of this organization is helping to provide psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by the Ukrainian conflict.

United Help Ukraine
They are focused on organizing fundraisers to benefit people in Ukraine affected by the war conditions and raising awareness about the war.

What If I Need Support Processing?

If you are in need of assistance from a mental health professional, students may call Counseling Services at 201-684-7522 for 24/7 support.  For faculty and staff, the Human Resources Department has a number of resources available to you that can be found on the HR website.