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"K. Collette Lawson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:28:36 -0500
Greetings Fellow ABFAS & Mason Colleagues,
   On* *Friday, February 18th* the Association of Black Faculty, 
Administrators and Staff will host */"Celebrating the Educators - 
Sharing    the   Legacy,"/* as part of Mason's Black History Month 
celebration. The event will be held in the Johnson Center's *George's 
Restaurant at 5:30 PM*.   *Dr. Peter Stearns, University Provost, *is 
scheduled to make welcoming remarks and attend our Meet-n-Greet 
reception.  We encourage you to make plans to attend this event.     
"Why should we attend" do you ask?  The answer to that question is quite 
> As most of your are aware, ABFAS has undergone a substantial 
> restructuring this past year.  During the course of this process,  we 
> were faced with multiple issues, but thanks to the perseverance and 
> commitment of a handful of your colleagues, the organization has 
> rebuilt its infrastructure and is restoring its presence on campus.  
> However, we must agree that this organization _cannot function 
> effectively _without the consistent support and participation of 
> faculty, administrators, and staff who share the vision and interests 
> of this organization.
> We've re-established our relationship with the university's 
> administration and they have committed themselves to working with 
> ABFAS going forward and utilizing our members' knowledge and insight 
> on issues effecting the Black and African Heritage community at 
> Mason. * *With this in mind, we pause to ask you the timeless 
> questions, "If not us then who?  If not now then when?"   We encourage 
> you to join us for this fun event celebrating Black History Month, and 
> renew your commitment to support diversity initiatives at Mason.
> *Please RSVP to this email or to the evite that was sent out. * 
> Sincerely,
> Kevin R. Slaughter, Interim President 
>                                      K. Collette Lawson, Vice President
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Administrators & Staff,
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