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Response from President Steinmayer to events in Washington D.C.

President Janet L. Steinmayer condemns the violent attempt to disrupt the peaceful transition of power in our nation’s capital on January 6, 2021

Yesterday’s violent insurrection in Washington was horrifying. The images of domestic terrorists storming the U.S. Capitol, some waving Confederate flags, are shocking and shameful.

I stand with members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, Governor Baker, and Attorney General Healey in strongly condemning this unprecedented attempt to disrupt the peaceful transition of power. 

As a community of educators and learners, may we all embrace our mission and use our voices and the power of inquiry to counteract the forces of extremism, address the challenges that face society, and promote equity and justice.

Janet L. Steinmayer
Lesley University