Black History Month Recap
"In this country, white fear is more valuable than black life."
Pictures for Thought
Must Watch: Jesse Williams from Grey’s Anatomy interview on the Jordan Davis tragedy.
Eco Friendly or Nah?
· Is it okay to buy bottled water as long as I recycle the bottle?
Recycling the bottle is great, but definitely not a first option. As a community, we can do a better job of using reusable bottles and motivating each other to do the same. Initially it is more expensive to buy a reusable bottle, but it is a great way to show your support of the community you live in. And if you do not have a reusable bottle, I am working on providing them for everyone this month through a campaign called Recyclemania, where I hope to implement changes that will encourage everyone to use reusable bottles.
As mentioned in a previous “Blue Light” email from the Cornell University Police Department, there have been “increased complaints of marijuana use in residential buildings on campus.” Marijuana use is a violation of the Campus Code of Conduct and New York State law. Additionally, puff, puff, passing cigarettes or marijuana indoors is a potential safety/fire hazard and could result in one or more JAs. These violations negatively impact the community by damaging the reputation of Ujamaa. Also, blatantly disregarding the breathing space of our neighbors and residential staff is a lack of consideration that will not be tolerated. So, please don’t do it and be mindful of your fellow residents in the Ujamaa Community. Be smart!