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Emilie M. TownesDear alumni/ae and friends,

whether we are talking calendar year or academic year, this has been some year we have lived and it’s good to see so many of you in the flesh rather than in zoom boxes

those boxes had their advantages…and disadvantages but i found that they fall just a tad bit short of the kind of vibe one gets from being in the appropriate physical space with each other

but i digress, because now is not the time to talk about pedagogical methodologies or sound the cautions: mask up, wash your hands, physical distance, anchor down

for those of you who entered in 2018 or there abouts, in my opening convocation address to you i talked about premeditated indifference

i explained that premeditated indifference is a way of moving through the world that makes

 

excuses for hatred

 

rationalizes “isms”

 

and advocates conquering differences with a bland sameness that refuses to realize that God has made a technicolor world to celebrate the mysteries of creation...

read on for my charge to the Class of 2021

Best,

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Emilie M. Townes
Dean and Distinguished Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society

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