The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will sponsor several VSCC Town Hall discussions to address local and global issues. These discussions may be specifically among groups with opposing viewpoints. Some of these Town Hall discussions may cause some discomfort and disagreements. However, we invite civil and respectful discourse. We understand that friction naturally arises when individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and worldviews interact. This friction is a necessary part of learning. The goal of these Town Hall discussions is to help us better understand each other’s points of view, thus making us stronger as a community. Look for announcements about these town halls discussions coming soon.