Ravens Share Grief, Experiences and Hope
Jun 4, 2020
On Wednesday evening, June 3, members of the Franklin Pierce community ‒ including students, alumni and their families, faculty and staff ‒ convened for a community gathering to address our nation’s struggle with the anguish, anger and violence associated with the killing of George Floyd. President Mooney offered the opening remarks for the conversation facilitated by Andrew Pollom, dean of student affairs, and Derek Scalia, director of retention and diversity.
The virtual gathering offered a moving opportunity to offer words of encouragement, learn of others’ experiences, reflect on the University’s new Diversity and Inclusivity Statement finalized early this spring, and encourage the sharing of ideas that is crucial in the work for justice and inclusion we hold dear at Franklin Pierce.
A second virtual gathering to reflect on diversity and inclusivity will be scheduled soon. Members of the Franklin Pierce community are asked to monitor their email and RavenFlash communications for details. We hope you will attend to share your views or listen.
- In the intrinsic worth of every person.
- In the value of diversity and inclusion.
- That our differences---perspectives, experiences, backgrounds---strengthen our community.
- That Franklin Pierce University is a place where all are welcome.
We Are Dedicated to:
- Embracing every person for who they are and who they wish to become.
- Addressing inequality and promoting equity.
- Fostering a culture of care, respect, and safety within and outside the University.
- Nurturing the self-discovery and self-worth of every student.