"I decided to join SAFE because black lives matter and I believe I need to be more than an athlete. I envision in the future us being able to have hard conversations that are not filtered or sugar-coated in any way. I want us to be able to talk, have the hard conversations, and actually educate and promote knowledge instead of just arguing about it. I just want to at least change one person's mind."
Senior football student-athlete Alaan Montgomery
"To be a part of SAFE is very important to me because black lives matter and I want to have black people feel more comfortable while they are living their lives. I would also like to have the Brockport campus community be more unified. These tough conversations are very difficult, I will admit I get uncomfortable at times. But they only make myself and our entire group stronger."
Senior men's lacrosse student-athlete Jahadi Prior
"I joined SAFE because I see a lot of inequality around me and I want to use my platform as a student-athlete to try and create change around me, so those groups feel safer. I am a part of the LGBT community, so I do know what it feels like to experience inequality and that's unfair. If I have a platform where I can make a difference and try and change that, I should use that platform."
Senior women's soccer student-athlete Fiona Stockdale
"As student-athletes we are major leaders on this campus and can definitely make a change. I wanted to be a part of SAFE to be able to start making a difference. I'm excited to be a part of this club in the beginning stages because it can create a domino effect around our campus and community and also spread nationally."