If there are any Dreamers in our community, we want you to know that you are our dear neighbor. We stand beside you in this time of uncertainty and anxiety. We recognize that these are difficult times, and if the need or desire is present, please avail yourself of the College’s Counseling Center, Campus Ministry, or any trusted faculty or staff member.
This past weekend, many of us watched the nationally covered scenes of hatred and violence during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. White nationalists were protesting the City's plan to remove a statue memorializing Robert E. Lee, Confederacy's top general, with counter-protestors there to present a contrary perspective. While we value everyone's right to free speech and peaceful protest, we are saddened that such would lead to horrific violence resulting in the death of three and more than 30 injured.
I want to assure those among us who are members of the Jewish Community that, with you, we are deeply saddened by recent events which include bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers across the country and vandalism, here in Philadelphia, and elsewhere. These occurrences are heinous, deplorable, and intolerable. We share your pain in the wake of these vile events and express our solidarity with you. I know there are many who must be frightened and concerned for their safety and the safety of those they love. You are our brothers and sisters and we will do all in our power to stand with you against the evil of bias wherever we encounter it.
Condemnation of harassment and intimidation, 11/13/2016
In the past few days, we have witnessed in the City of Philadelphia, in cities across the country, as well as on some of the nation’s college campuses, incidents of violence, hate speech, harassment, and intimidation. We condemn such acts without reservation. In keeping with our beliefs, we advise all who come to our campus to work, to study, to reside or to visit that no such actions or language will be tolerated by Chestnut Hill College.