The University of Illinois Counseling Center expresses our condolences to those who lost loved ones in the tragedy that took place in Charleston, South Carolina on the evening of June 17, 2015. News reports have confirmed a gunman opened fire inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, killing nine people who had gathered for a prayer meeting. Authorities are calling the shooting a hate crime. Counseling Center staff, including the SANKOFA Outreach Team, understand that vicarious trauma, responses to oppression, and historical trauma can be triggered and have significant consequences for individuals and communities. We are here to serve you during this time and throughout the year for a consultation, initial appointment, or other forms of service. We move on together.