Gwynedd Mercy University Joins Fellow AEC Members for A Long Talk

By Greg Gornick

In observance of Black History Month, the Atlantic East Conference (AEC) and its member institutions have partnered with A Long Talk About the Uncomfortable Truth. “We look forward to working with A Long Talk,” said AEC Commissioner Jessica Huntley. “We understand the value and importance of these conversations as well as the opportunity to help our student-athletes and departments continue to grow and be challenged.”

During the month of February, the AEC staff and representatives from each of the league’s seven member schools - including presidents, athletic directors, Title IX officers, senior woman administrators, coaches, communications specialists, and student-athletes - will take part in two anti-racism workshops designed to challenge the status quo and promote the growth of diversity and inclusion.

Established in June of 2020, A Long Talk About the Uncomfortable Truth is an anti-racism activation experience that is a committed to educate and empower enduring agents of change. With a collection of multimedia content, participants are asked to reflect and converse on the truth about the history of racism in the United States and the impact it continues to have on today’s society. In just 31 months, A long Talk has hosted conversations with over 11,000 individuals across the country including collegiate student-athletes, school administrators, corporate executives, high school and elementary teachers, best-selling authors, retired librarians, amateur activists, and seasoned abolitions looking to dismantle systemic oppression in the United States.

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