To the Lakehawk Community,
Our hearts are heavy as we grieve the needless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other killings around the country to racism, ignorance, and hate. I strongly condemn these acts of injustice and hope that the circumstances surrounding Floyd’s death are thoroughly investigated and that justice is served.
At Lake-Sumter State College, we have no tolerance for racism or discrimination. As a community of both students and educators, we all have the responsibility to uphold the College’s values, particularly those of respect, diversity, and inclusion. We must all be committed to becoming a truly inclusive community – a place where everyone feels welcomed and valued.
As we move forward, I encourage each of you to consider how you can be part of positive change by taking time to listen to those affected, engaging in self-reflection, and educating yourself around these issues. Meaningful change requires all of us.
Dr. Stan Sidor