From the Office of Student Life:
This week, Wells students, faculty ad staff gather in front of Main Building at the Sycamore to celebrate college student activism across the nation and support for people around the world affected by terrorism, oppressive regimes, and racial inequities.
In the last month, we have seen students rally together over racial injustices at University of Missouri, Ithaca College, Yale, and many more colleges and universities. In the last week, we have seen terrorist attacks in Paris, France, Beirut, Lebanon and Nigeria – and those are just the ones the media has highlighted. In the last few days, we have seen the students, faculty, and staff of Wells College come together to show their solidarity and support for these terrible and horrific events.
This event is a continuation of that show of solidarity – the Sycamore for Wells is a symbol of unity, community and strength. We gather there on the first and last day of classes while students sing the Alma Mater. It is a tranquil meeting spot. No matter how hard the wind blows, no matter how high the snow piles, the Sycamore is always there standing guard over Wells.
President Gibralter and Collegiate President Ariel Adams will open the event with a few words, and then students, faculty and staff are invited to voice their support, feelings, and more. Solidarity at the Sycamore is a come and go event. We ask you to remember that Wells College is a diverse community, full of people with different opinions and viewpoints. This event should demonstrate our respect of one another and the knowledge that sometimes we may not always see eye to eye on the same issue.
We also ask that if you received a shirt from the DOS table in the Dining Hall today that you wear it, whether or not you can attend. Should inclement weather be an issue we will email out an alternate location.