It is important to note that Juneteenth falls within Pride Month. Each is an opportunity for us to learn about a community, people or culture, to have a conversation with someone we might otherwise not speak with about meaningful things.
The news of the events of May 14 at Tops Friendly Markets brings sadness and anger to our hearts. We join President Tripathi in offering our thoughts and prayers to the ten people who lost their lives along with their grieving families, all those who were injured, and all those who were traumatized.
We in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences stand with the University at Buffalo community in condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We are in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, Ukrainian-Americans in Western New York, across our nation, and around the world.