A message to the EBAN family

June 2020

Dear EBAN,

The tragic and inhumane deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have shocked, angered, and frustrated our community and once again – we are grieving. In the wake of these events, EBAN affirms our commitment to advancing and supporting Black life at Elon and beyond. If you attended one of our three EBAN virtual town hall meetings, submitted ideas through the online form, or reached out directly to me or a member of the leadership team personally with your thoughts, thank you. Based on these conversations a letter has been submitted to President Book and senior staff outlining recommendations to address several major issues. You can find a full copy of these recommendations here.

In addition, our leadership team is currently looking at how to integrate and implement many of the ideas presented about how EBAN can continue to advance our mission and impact. We will share more details shortly regarding immediate actions.

To receive all updates, please be sure the university has your most recent contact information by reaching out to Deidra Smith, Director of Alumni Engagement, at dsmith79@elon.edu. I also encourage everyone to join the EBAN closed Facebook group and follow the public EBAN Facebook page.

Take care,
Aliana Harrison ’08
President, Elon Black Alumni Network