Thoughts about the US election

To our friends and colleagues:

Our country took a giant step backward on Election Day. I know most, if not all, of us are feeling shocked, fearful, sad, physically ill, and more. Just remember you are not alone. 

Please know that what we do as IPSLers - building bridges, educating people, serving marginalized and vulnerable communities - is more important now than ever. Our organization's actions will continue to demonstrate to all of our partners and students - at home and abroad - that we repudiate bigotry, racism, misogyny, homophobia, and scapegoating. 

When the reeling subsides, let's redouble our efforts and recommit as a community of international educators to scholarship, kindness, acceptance, peace, decency, and love. 

Take good care of yourselves. Stay healthy. Support one another.

I'm here if you need me.

Thomas