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Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion makes Juneteenth statement

Submitted by mzuercher on Fri, 06/19/2020 - 14:56
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Julián Gonzalez-Salamanca, director of the ODEI, has released a public statement marking the June 19 holiday.

Bethel President Jon C. Gering, Ph.D., earlier this week announced that Gonzalez-Salamanca, who had been serving in a two-year interim position with the new Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), has been given a permanent appointment, and that the office’s new name now includes the word “Equity” (ODEI).

Gonzalez-Salamanca sent out the following statement:

Dear Bethel College community,

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