On Thursday, the SHC community gathered together for the first event in “E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One,” a series of small group discussions created to explore and facilitate the sharing of diverse opinions centered around various topics.
“Whose Lives Matter?” focused on race relations in the United States. After viewing a brief video by Ryan Noble on recent racial tensions and violence, faculty, staff and students from all backgrounds participated in focused discussions. Dr. Christopher Puto, President of Spring Hill College, moderated the event and table discussions were led by various members of the Spring Hill community.
“I think these sessions will allow our campus community to work through and discuss these and other issues responsibly by learning from one another and trying to come to a common solution,” said Erica Powell SHC ’19, who is a political science major and history minor. “Hopefully we can do more than just discuss and put some of our ideas into action here on campus and in the community, to set an example. Overall, we need more of this, more of understanding and especially more of love and compassion for one another.”
The next event in the series, which will be held sometime in October, will focus on immigration.