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We on the Diversity Progress Committee want to give voice to our deep care for all here at the College at this defining moment. Community can be built in moments of strong disagreement; we invite all of us to work together respectfully, to see the good in one another even as we might experience distrust and fear. Let us live into becoming the national and global model that Earlham aspires to be.

We resolve to actively work against the further marginalization of historically vulnerable communities whether this marginalization transpires here at Earlham, in Richmond, New York City, the White House, or anywhere in the world. We stand in solidarity against racism, misogyny, xenophobia, trans- and homophobia, ableism, and other forms of aggression that further marginalize already vulnerable peoples.

We pledge to work towards fostering inclusivity here on campus and hope that you will join us in doing so as you work through complex emotions. We invite you to recall our College’s Mission Statement: that our “education is carried on with a concern for the world in which we live and for improving human society.… Therefore, Earlham stresses global education, peaceful resolution of conflict, equality of persons, and high moral standards of personal conduct.”

In solidarity,

Members of the Diversity Progress Committee