<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:garamond,serif;font-size:large">I would love to see as many of you as possible -- We are ONE Geneseo! -- Donat's invitation comes first:</div><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><span id="m_-937385590098275062m_-8505007422197291719m_5477814627907210044gmail-m_7014183592146994421m_-6364090834620699332gmail-m_-8537682198919464104m_1238324860960955054gmail-docs-internal-guid-0dee41f7-7fff-1266-28e5-1559d6bd5a8e"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">As many of you know, there have been a series of bias<span class="gmail_default" style="font-family:garamond,serif;font-size:large">-</span>related incidents at SUNY Geneseo that have led underrepresented students to feel unsafe in our community. Initially, a student posted an insensitive social media image displaying blackface. Respectfully, following this incident, some faculty, staff and administrators have shown their solidarity through various platforms (e.g., in their classrooms, emails, using inclusive language, reaching out to underrepresented students, etc). These actions have allowed us all to come together as a community. </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">As students, we see you and we thank you. </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">However, others have been dismissive in regard to the impact of such hateful acts. </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">In response to the culmination of events, a town hall is being hosted by the Activists Fighting Racial Oppression (AFRO) and is titled “Ignorance is NOT Bliss.” We are hosting the townhall meeting next Tuesday, April 30th in MacVittie Ballroom from 5-8 PM to discuss the ways in which Geneseo, as a community, can come together to engage in meaningful dialogue that continues to readdress our shared values from the perspectives of underrepresented student voices. </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">We would be very appreciative if you could pass the message on to others in your respective departments and encourage them to please attend. Specifically, we are asking if professors would be willing to provide students with extra credit for attending the town hall. We are asking staff and administrators to share this information with colleagues and allies. Lastly, we are asking community members to show support by attending our town hall.  </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">We have attached a flyer of the town hall to this email. Thank you for your time, and we hope to see you on Tuesday at 5:00 PM.</span></p><br><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Respectfully, </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">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