Dear F&M Family,
There is anger and grief right now in our society and in our own community – among our students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni – because of continued violence in our nation against African Americans and other minoritized people. I share their anger, their grief, and their desire for justice, equality, and equity in our world. I encourage each of us to stay informed, to participate actively in support of human rights, and to reach out to friends and loved ones. As a recent graduate wrote to me and to many of us today, silence is violence. Let our voices be heard in support for so many who directly and indirectly bear the brunt of these incredibly painful injustices.