The Diversity Coalition, a student group working to educate other students about the history of hate crimes, has declared this Climate Crisis Week. The group has planned some activities this week to raise awareness of hate-crime prevention. A film that also deals with hate crimes, “Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium,” will be shown next week.
Tuesday, April 17
The group will gather people around the flag pole in the quad for a vigil celebrating all people.
Wednesday, April 18
The Diversity Coalition encourages teachers to discuss in their classrooms, hate crimes on campus.
Thursday, April 19
All faculty, staff and students and invited to a rally to show their support against hate crimes and factors that can contribute to a “chilly climate” on campus. The rally will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower quad.
Co-sponsors of these events are the All College Council, Multicultural Student Services and Student Coalition for Social Justice.
Tuesday, April 24
“Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium,” a documentary about the struggle against violence in America, will be shown at 8 p.m. in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium. Filmmaker Brent Scarpo will be on hand for discussion after the film.
The film looks at the subject of hate as seen through the eyes of the Columbine High School community and the families of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd.
This presentation is co-sponsored by HANA, Multicultural Student Services, the Dean of Student Life Office, and the University Lectures Committee.