Solano Community College shares new anti-hate video

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By Matt Miller McNaughton Media Solano Community College shared a new video with the community last Thursday, pledging its continuing stance against racism and hate at all of its campuses. Produced by James Thomas Media, the owner a Solano graduate himself, the two-minute video features faculty, staff and student leaders of many races in groups and individually. Following the lead idea of, “In the fight against racism and hate,” it offers a message of being an advocate for social justice, supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, not pretending racism doesn’t exist, being an ally, speaking the truth, not being silent, prioritizing community, being an advocate, building community and standing with and for each other, and be willing to get into good trouble and sympathize with the community. Solano College President and Superintendent Celia Esposito-Noy ends the video with the this statement: “We commit to doing better, to being bolder and to contributing to a climate where hate is unacceptable and mindfulness and compassion are the norms.” Esposito-Noy said Thursday afternoon that the video has been in production for some time and was originally going to be a response to anti-Asian violence. A written message against anti-Asian violence did go out, but this project eventually morphed into a message against all hate and racism. The college had previously put out a written statement on the George Floyd case and the impact it had on Solano College moving forward. The college wanted to take action a step further this time with a video. “I’m proud of it,” Esposito-Noy said. “It’s one thing to put out a student video, but we also have to be mindful of our actions and decisions and follow through. We want to keep our commitment to being an anti-racist institution.”

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