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Springfield College to host conversation on race

By Danny Priest

On Monday morning, Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper announced to the campus community that she and a host of others will hold a zoom meeting on Tuesday, June 2, to talk about race.

The announcement comes in light of recent tragic events that have occurred in the country. These include both the murder of George Floyd and ensuing protests against racism and police brutality that are continuing to occur nationwide.

In her email, Cooper stated the following:

“We have asked a number of our trustees, faculty, staff, and students to share their thoughts on this issue and how Springfield College can improve conditions on campus and in our larger community. A call to action is needed, and we want to include your voice as we move forward. Racism, bigotry, and violence have no place at Springfield College. We may not be able to eradicate hatred, bigotry, and injustice, but we cannot stay silent and not act. Our mission directs us to lead in service to others. All others. Join us on Tuesday evening to be a part of building a better future for our community.”image.gif
The zoom meeting, which will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., will be hosted by Cooper and Student Trustee Kris Rhim. For access to join the meeting, please use the link attached in the email that was sent out from the Office of the President.

Photo Courtesy of Springfield College


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