The Way Forward
Over the past 18 months, we have all lived lifetimes. The pandemic has tested us in ways we couldn’t have imagined. And our country has been tested as well—by deep political divisions and persistent societal inequities and injustices. The costs have been steep for most; for far too many, they’ve been incalculable. Talk with members of the Suffolk community who’ve been in the thick of these challenges, and you’ll find they are absolutely determined to take everything that the past year and a half taught them and use it to make something better. As Gabriella Priest, BS ’06, MSCJ ’09, puts it: “Change is hard. But this past year has made people recognize that change is needed now.” And change is already happening. On the following pages, you’ll meet Suffolk alumni, faculty members, and students who are working in healthcare, in racial justice, in politics, and in hot restaurant kitchens. They are charting the way forward. They are working to build a safer, more equitable future for all.