Whereas, Black Solidarity Day is a national event that has taken place since 1969; and

Whereas, Black Solidarity Day has been celebrated at SUNY New Paltz since 1971; and

Whereas, approximately three hundred students participate in Black Solidarity Day each year;


Whereas, this event is always the first Monday in November; therefore be it

Resolved, that it is required that no tests, quizzes, or graded material of any kind should be issued or due on Black Solidarity Day, and that students who are participating in Black Solidarity Day should notify their professors beforehand, and that these students will not be held accountable for absence on Black Solidarity Day.