SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY: Members of the Greek Multicultural Council led a solidarity rally in response to the racist incidents that occurred at Syracuse, Binghamton and Albany State Universities this week.
There were over 45 students, administrators and staff in attendance including SUNY Cortland President Erik Bitterbaum. Junior Esteban Ramirez stated that “Students of color should be concerned about these recent incidents because Cortland is situated between Syracuse and Binghamton. If such incidents can happen at those schools, they can happen here too.”
Here is a clip of SUNY Cortland Students making their voices heard on this topic:
Janes A. Felton, III, the college’s Chief Diversity Officer, offered words of support on behalf of SUNY Chancellor Christina Johnson and SUNY Chief Diversity Officer Teri Miller. Felton applauded the students for organizing the event and reminded them that “silence is violence” and that students should always feel comfortable speaking out against social injustice in order to promote positive social change.
Here are some more photos of last night's event: