By ADAM ATKINSON
CANTON – The town board here passed a formal resolution supporting the establishment of a Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation at St. Lawrence University at their meeting Wednesday night.
According to the resolution signed by town Supervisor David Button, at the direction of the board, the college is seeking to become a host site for the Association of American Colleges and Universities Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation.
The goal of the center is “to create a positive narrative about race in the community; to promote racial healing activities on campus and to erase structural barriers to equal treatment and opportunity within the economic, legal, educational and residential components of the community.”
St. Lawrence University has developed a strategy that integrates the work it is doing towards this goal with other initiatives taking place in the community, the resolution said.
The resolution passed by the town indicates that the town will partner with the University and the Center to promote these goals.
St. Lawence University has not not yet been selected as a host site for a TRHT center, but has submitted an application.