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. *
> Kevin R. Slaughter, Interim President
> K. Collette Lawson, Vice President
> Public & International Affairs
For more information about the Association of Black Faculty,
Administrators & Staff,
visit our website today at http://abfas.gmu.edu/.