Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Bias Incident Support Services (BISS) - Open!

BISS is here for you (literally and virtually)!

The Hate-Bias Response Program has a new name—Bias Incident Support Services (BISS for short). But what you probably don't know yet is that BISS director Neijma Celestine-Donnor is offering virtual check-in hours to provide support, advocacy and guidance for those impacted by hate-bias incidents.

"Unfortunately, the switch to virtual learning and working during COVID-19 has also seen an increase in online hate-bias incidents," Celestine-Donnor says. "BISS wants our campus community to know that we are here for them and we want to ensure that impacted parties receive ongoing and continued support."

Drop-in hours will be held every weekday. Register at the links below for the Zoom info.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Zoom
Register here

Tuesdays and Thursdays
2-4 p.m. on Zoom
Register here

Can't make these drop-in hours? Contact biassupport@umd.edu to set up an appointment at another time. Please reach out to get the support you need in navigating hate-bias incidents!