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Five College Campuses That Managed to Bridge Differences

February 4, 2022

Four students debate the art piece at Linn Benton Community College. © Josh Stickrod for The Commuter, a weekly student-run newspaper in Albany, Oregon

Four students debate the art piece at Linn Benton Community College. © Josh Stickrod for The Commuter, a weekly student-run newspaper in Albany, Oregon

Carrie Olinger (Bethel student) and Melvin Giles (co-facilitator of the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance) © Tenden Brekke

Carrie Olinger (Bethel student) and Melvin Giles (co-facilitator of the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance) © Tenden Brekke

Lia Howard © Photo by Don Henry

Lia Howard © Photo by Don Henry

The intent of the meeting was to determine what we could do, what steps we could take, to address the pain many of our students, staff, and faculty are experiencing. Pain caused by injustice in not only the case of George Floyd but other recent tragic deaths, including Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, among far too many others, that has created continual and compounded trauma for so many.

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