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Counseling and Consultation Services Available
If you are a student in need of support right now, please know that CFAES offers individual counseling that is confidential and free of charge to any enrolled student. You can get started by calling 614-292-5766 and ask to schedule a phone screening. They will schedule a time to talk via telephone soon with one of our clinicians. When you do, mention you are in CFAES and ask about scheduling ongoing appointments with me. This can also be set up online at . Please feel free to contact me back with any questions.
If your situation is urgent, please call the Counseling and Consultation Services main desk at 614-292-5766 and let them know you are calling regarding an urgent need.

CFAES National Day of Racial Healing 2021 Schedule
Webinar: The Inner Work of Racial Justice
Tuesday, January 19th, 11:30AM-1:00PM EST
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It can feel self-indulgent to focus on self-transformation when so many high stakes policies and issues need our attention. Yet Whitney Gherman, workshop facilitator and OSU Extension Educator, would argue the exact opposite: healing is exactly what is needed in these times. Using a trauma-informed and somatic abolitionist perspective, this webinar will examine racism as the collective trauma that it is. Whitney will speak specifically to how white people can get in touch with the deep injury of white supremacy, take accountability, and renew their commitments to racial justice. An optional follow up dialogue session on Jan. 26 will be available to all webinar attendees. Participants will be provided space to interact with the material, share reflections from the previous week, and participate in more candid, intimate conversations. To learn more or ask questions, contact Whitney at

Panel Discussion on Racial Healing
Tuesday, January 19th, 1:15PM-2:45PM EST
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CFAES is the college that “sustains life” through research, teaching, knowledge sharing, and programming across the state of Ohio. Join a diverse group of CFAES Colleagues as they share their experiences with racism and the importance of racial healing. Panelists will share stories about their experiences engaging in work around race, equity, and social justice.

CFAES Community Viewing of the Live Premiere of the National Day of Racial Healing
Tuesday, January 19th, 3:00PM EST
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Join members of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences community (#CFAESHowWeHeal) as we view the live premiere of the National Day of Racial Healing event. Stay for as little or as long as you want!

The National Day of Racial Healing is an annual day dedicated to #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched in 2017, it is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world.

To learn more about the National Day of Racial Healing, please visit

If you have any questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations for any of these events, please contact Alicia Baca at Typically a two weeks' notice will allow us to provide seamless access.