Everyone Matters / Everyone Acts Campaign
In a real sense all life is interrelated. All (people) are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the inter-related structure of reality.
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In his book, A Strength to Love, published almost 50 years ago, Dr. King expressed these words drawing individuals to create a stronger world. The Dean of Students Office, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Dean of the College call on the Mt. Holyoke College community to connect to the sentiment of those words to recognize the strength of community, civility, dialogue, and commitment to challenge hate in all its forms. With current and past expressions of online hate spewed on the Confessional and Facebook, we’re working to build a stronger Mt. Holyoke Community through the “Everyone Matters: Everyone Acts” Campaign. This campaign is a way for the MHC community to reflect on and activily paricipate in creating a Mt. Holyoke where all people – all abilities, all races, all sexual orientations, all genders, all religions and belief systems, all socio-economic classes – ALL PEOPLE, deserve respect and physical, emotional, and mental safety at Mt. Holyoke College.
The "Everyone Matters: Everyone Acts", though coordinated by the Dean of Students Office, is a campaign that each person at Mt. Holyoke College can be involved in. Throughout the year, there will be many opportunities to participate in activities, pledges, days of action, trainings, and we invite your ideas. For more information or if you have questions about the campaign, please contact Latrina Denson, Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion.