University of Texas, W. Virginia, and Carnegie Mellon universities are planning to hold a series of classes in response at the end of the month to students who have been affected by the unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, the schools announced Wednesday.
The classes will be held on Nov. 5 at the University of Virginia, as well as at the Carnegie Mellon University, according to the schools.
Students will also receive information about the National Day of Action and other resources related to the day, such as social media, said University of Georgia’s President John Sharp.
“The university community has come together to express our deepest sympathies for the victims of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville and the people of the Charlottesville region who have suffered as a result of the violence,” Sharp said in a statement.
“We understand that the university community is divided, but we know that our students and faculty are united in our support of the students and their families.”
The events on Aug. 12 that left one woman dead and several others injured were widely condemned by political leaders, business leaders and civic leaders.
The unrest was triggered by a clash between white nationalists and counterprotesters who were protesting the planned removal of a Confederate statue.
The Charlottesville protests have left some people feeling left behind and the university and its alumni are hoping the events will help heal those wounds.
The first class will be offered at W.V.U. on Nov 6 and at CMU on Nov 9.
Students at CMUs campus are expected to take part in a follow-up class Nov. 13, according the universities.
“These classes will help students and alumni understand what it means to be a student and the importance of taking action, how to stay safe, and how to deal with the effects of the protests,” Sharp told reporters.
The first group of classes will focus on the aftermath of the protest and will provide students with information about community engagement, community building and other issues, he added.