We are deeply troubled by the recent outbreak of hateful anti-Semitic speech, and by the violent attacks explicitly targeting Jews on the streets of New York and around the country. The age old threat of anti-Semitism has now escalated and sadly we are seeing an increase of such incidences. We unequivocally condemn these verbal and physical assaults and reiterate our strong commitment to fairness, equity, and mutual respect.
Dear Hunter Community,
Today, we have seen the American judicial system function at its best, the way it was designed to work: with equal justice for all. Yet this is a solemn moment for all of us in the Hunter community—a beginning, not an end—because we know that the commitment to end race-based inequity, once and for all, must continue. The jury verdict in Minneapolis has confirmed that Black lives matter—in society and in the law.
We stand in full support of the verdict convicting Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Floyd family. While we recognize the rightfulness of this legal outcome, we cannot forget that there is still a great deal of work to be done to end the historical legacy of racial injustices that permeates our criminal justice systems. As social workers, we remain steadfast in our commitment towards that end.
The Silberman Community
Laura Graham Holmes earned her degree B.A. from Florida State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Utah with a focus on youth and families. Dr. Holmes completed her capstone clinical training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)