Message from President Roberts: Sri Lanka Tragedy

Dear Colleague,

On Sunday, April 21, multiple churches and hotels were bombed in Sri Lanka, claiming the lives of hundreds of innocent people and wounding many more. I want to acknowledge that members of our Shoreline community have been touched by this senseless act of violence. As a College, we send our deepest condolences to the victims and their families, and stand in solidarity with all those affected.

This terrible tragedy may affect each of us differently so it’s important to know there are support services available to assist you:

  • Counseling services are available for all students in the Counseling Center, located in Building 5000 (FOSS). During regular hours, contact 206-546-4594. After hours, a 24-hour Crisis Line is available to students at 866-427-4747.
  • Counseling services are also available to Shoreline employees via the Employee Assistance Program at 877-313-4455.

In addition, the situation in Sri Lanka continues to be very unstable. Reports of more explosive devices being discovered continue to come in and people are living in a state of constant fear. Although the pain of this senseless act will linger, there are steps we can take to let those affected by this tragedy know there is more goodness and love out there than hate.

A member of our campus community has invited all who are interested to attend a vigil and blessings ceremony in Tukwila to honor those who have died and to impart blessings for the injured who are in recovery. Here are the details:

Vigil and Memorial Service for Victims in Sri Lanka
Friday, April 26, 7:00 p.m.

Sarana International Buddhist Center
15241 51st Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98188

White is the color of mourning; light refreshments will be served

In support,
Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.

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