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We Walk Together Event Set for Campus

A note to the campus community from President John Ettling:

I want to encourage your participation in an event this Thursday spearheaded by the local faith community. It is designed to bring residents together who are fighting hate and racism in our area as they walk with our students as one.

Leaders of St. John XXIII Newman Center, the Protestant Campus Ministry and Temple Beth Israel are joined by Plattsburgh Cares in bringing this together.

The groups have created the walk to show our students that local residents care and would like to be there for them. Organizers hope that it will begin a journey, open conversations and help to make our area a better place for all.

Those interested in attending are asked to arrive at the Newman Center at 7 p.m. for a brief overview. The walk will begin at 7:15 p.m. Participants will travel through campus together and end back at Newman Center, where all are invited to gather for refreshments and a chance to mingle and talk further.

Attendees are invited to bring battery-operated candles or cell phones with flashlights to light the way on the walk.

This event joins our important work to improve the campus climate. An update on our efforts is online here.

I thank all who are a part of this effort and hope you will join me in walking Thursday.

John Ettling

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