More than 150 students, employees and community leaders gathered at Polk State’s Lakeland and Winter Haven campuses on Monday to honor the victims of last week’s Orlando nightclub shooting.
“It is important that we take the time today to pause and reflect on what our core value of diversity means. ‘Inclusion’ means all of us,” said Polk State President Eileen Holden in her remarks to attendees gathered during the morning event at the Winter Haven Student Center.
“Those of us in education believe more than anything that when you can educate people and explain things to them, tolerance of many types of diversity becomes a way of life … Judging and hatred and violence are never the ways to anything. Acceptance, tolerance, patience and understanding of different lifestyles will make this world a better place.”
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