At its Wednesday meeting, the Employee Forum voted to release a statement in support of the Faculty Executive Committee’s resolution and to embrace the UNC community affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries.
The FEC resolution says the faculty stand with students, faculty and staff who might be fearful of their situation.
“We will do everything possible to defend every individual’s rights and to convey to those in power the value they bring to our common endeavor,” the resolution says.
Bryan Andregg, forum member from the Gillings School of Global Public Health, read the resolution aloud and proposed the forum make a statement in support of the faculty.
The forum then approved the motion to draft the statement.
Christine Greenberg, a forum member from the Study Abroad Office, said she supported the FEC resolution but was worried about a statement being too political.
"I think if we have a staff component then that, for me, would be a reason to speak out," Greenberg said.