RVCC President Endorses College’s Statement on Inequality, Discrimination, Violence

Monday, October 30, 2017
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Raritan Valley Community College President Michael J. McDonough has endorsed RVCC Diversity Council’s “Statement about Inequality, Discrimination, and Violence.” The following statement also was approved by the Forum, RVCC’s governing body:

Given RVCC's commitment to diversity and social justice as advocated for by its Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Paul Robeson Institute for Ethics, Leadership, and Social Justice, as well as its many national awards celebrating the college's efforts and accomplishments to embrace diversity, and its numerous academic and non-credit courses/programs examining prejudice including racism and its consequences:
• We as a diverse community unequivocally believe that hate has no place in our community, in our country, or anywhere in the world.

• We denounce all forms of hate, fear-mongering, bigotry, and white supremacy against the “Other” by working to support an inclusive community.

• We stand together in solidarity with others who condemn the inequality, discrimination and violence that is occurring in our nation and across the globe.

• We support the hundreds of volunteers, relief workers, and organizations who work to preserve, save, and enhance the lives of people who have been marginalized by social injustices, political oppression, and natural disasters.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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October 30, 2017

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