A Moment of Reflection and Unity

Jessica Day – August 23, 2017

The Office of Inclusion and Community Life hosted a gathering for employees who were on campus this morning to pause and reflect together on the recent events in Charlottesville, VA, as well as the many other events impacting humanity across the globe at this time.

Director Marjorie Young said, “The events we witnessed in Charlottesville—and the rise of hate-speech and violence in our country—reinforce the importance of Deerfield’s commitment to building a diverse, inclusive community. We have a responsibility to counteract the proliferation and normalization of bigotry and hate. We must remain vigilant to the effects of these events—particularly their impact on the students in our charge… In difficult moments, pausing and gathering as a community gives us strength.”