Stonehill’s community is one of kind. It fosters a place of security and safety. The campus offers safe spaces for all diverse lives, and continues to grow into a more welcoming place for all who come from different parts of the world. With different perspectives on executive orders like Trump’s “Muslim Ban”, which was signed by the president on January 27th, 2017, comes different view points, and reaction to how they effect our every day lives.
The entire Student Government body welcomes every culture. We accept every type of religion. This is what makes us different from other institutions, and every member of SGA is proud to stand by the viewpoint that anyone and everyone should be accepted in our society. From international students who came to Stonehill for a specific and wonderful reason, to the students who’s families came to this country as refugees: we cherish each and every one of your perspectives.
Whether this “ban” is an action plan to make America a “safer place,” or if it used to regulate our country’s immigration process, it carries a stigma of rejection. From the Office of Intercultural Affairs, their “What’s Up Thursdays: A Community Conversation” will be held this Thursday (February 9th) in the DisCo room on the first floor library. It is open dialogue for all students to share their opinions and view points of what it means to be a “safer America.” This event is a collaboration between the following divisions: Student Affairs, Academic Affairs and Mission.
We hope this reflection gives an open mind to all who read.