The Race and Antiracism Network (RAN) exists at UFV to confront racism and discrimination in all of its forms by creating a safe and open space to share personal experiences and discuss local, national and international issues of racism and discrimination. The RAN denounces the recent executive order by President Trump as one that is fundamentally racist, xenophobic and exclusionary in practice. We stand in solidarity with those whose livelihoods and freedoms are impacted. As events continue to unfold, the impact of this ruling on students, staff and faculty may present at different times and in differing ways. To this end, the RAN invites all members and friends of the RAN to attend our next meeting on Thursday, February 16th (noon-1:30pm Rm. A229). We offer this time to stand together, support each other, and voice our concerns as members of the university community who are personally and professionally committed to combating racism with the university and beyond.