This week’s Unity March at Guilford College represents just one small step on what remains a long, difficult journey to create greater equality, justice, peace and togetherness in America. Our response to the disturbing hate and violence on display recently in Charlottesville, Va., must be focused on consistent commitment to meaningful and abundant acts of love.
At Guilford, we believe “LOVE” is most powerfully expressed by Living Our Values Everywhere. That theme was reinforced repeatedly throughout Monday’s march, which began on the steps of Founders Hall.
“There is no I or me in this work,” Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Barbara Lawrence shared. “There is only we.”
Or as Bonner Center Director James Shields ’00 stressed, “This isn’t about red or blue (states), it’s about our responsibility as Americans — as Guilfordians.”