Open Forum for the LIM College Community
June 4, 2020
The following is an excerpt from a message that was sent to LIM College students, faculty and staff on May 31, 2020:
In light of recent news and social media coverage of the death of George Floyd, it has become increasingly important that we reach out and check in with you – our community. We know many of you have been personally moved by the recent coverage of George’s death and we hope that you have the appropriate support you need to process this and the other events, like these, that have occurred within the last few weeks, including, but not limited to the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. There have been students, faculty, and staff who have expressed feelings of discontent with the news and we want to acknowledge that we hear you!
LIM College has always taken a strong stance in ensuring the community feels supported and that important matters related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice are appropriately addressed and the College’s stance reinforced. To this end, and in support of the community, we will be hosting an open forum on Thursday, June 4 at 1:00pm EDT. The open forum will serve as an opportunity for community members to participate in respectful and healthy dialogue on the recent events. The open forum will be hosted via Zoom. You can register and attend the forum by clicking on the link in your LIM email. The forum will be moderated by Michael Richards, Dean of Student Affairs and Erica Monnin, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs/Director of Housing and Residence Life.
LIM remains committed to supporting students, faculty, and staff. As always, we welcome the opportunity to hear what is important to you and how we can support you.
Dean of Student Affairs