On Monday, December 14 the HSDM community came together for a special tea time event focused on promoting peace. The event was organized by students with the support of the Office of Diversity Inclusion.
Dr.Peggy Timothé greeted the crowd of students, faculty and staff, and introduced Hend Alqaderi a fourth year resident in the Dental Public Health program. Alqaderi spoke about recent headlines and anti-Muslim rhetoric and how the community can stand together against bigotry and hatred in the nation and the world.
"Each one of us has a role to play in our community at HSDM and beyond, to be a voice and support for others." Alqaderi said. "We must not forget that we are all human beings, and we should stand up for each other, and be considerate and compassionate to our brothers and sisters regardless of color, race, or faith."
After Alqaderi's speech, members of the community signed a holiday peace poster, shared conversation, and enjoyed Arabic sweets and tea.