Statement regarding Daniel Prude

September 3, 2020 - 10:10 am

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Dear Brockport community:

I don’t have the words to express my sadness and anger that as a community, we are once again confronted with the reality of institutionalized violence against Black people, and that this violence happened in Rochester, a place that many of us call home. Yesterday we learned that Daniel T. Prude died on March 30 after an encounter with members of the Rochester Police Department, and that his death is being investigated by the New York State Attorney General’s office.

At times like these, it is often difficult to know what to do next. For students who may need assistance, our Counseling Center is available by calling 395-2414. Employees can receive support through the Employee Assistance Program. We know we must do more than meet the needs of individuals: we must also come together collectively. We are working with student leaders as well as the Greater Rochester community to best determine next steps – both how we can mourn and how we can help.

Please look out for an email from our Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Acker, regarding opportunities for our community to get involved.

Please help support each other.

President Macpherson

Last Updated 10/27/20

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