As members of the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education, we would like to magnify the words of President Reif (below). We will stand together at the vigil on Tuesday, June 14 at 5PM.
To the members of the MIT community,
On Saturday, more than 80 members of our community marched in the Boston Pride parade, openly celebrating the rights of those who identify as LGBTQ to be fully themselves in the world.
Hours later, in Orlando, Florida, 49 people from the LGBTQ community, many of them Latino and people of color, people who were also celebrating the fullness of their identities, lost their lives to violence and hate.
The shocking contrast reminds us to treasure the openness we strive for in our own community and to cherish every individual, as we reject the impulse to answer hate with hate. Read more