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More Events Planned In Wake Of Racist Graffiti Incidents At Eastern Michigan University

Nov 1, 2016

Ford Hall at Eastern Michigan University
Credit Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

In light of another incident of racist graffiti found on the Eastern Michigan University campus, University officials are planning several public events to deal with the incidents. 


Eastern faculty members are planning a rally for Wednesday, November 2nd to witness and protest racism on campus.  

They plan to meet outside Ford Hall, the site of the most recent incidence of racist graffiti.  The rally is designed to show support for black students and colleagues as well as other affected members of the University community.  Those attending are asked to wear black to show solidarity and demonstrate unity.

University spokesperson Geoff Larcom says EMU Administration is also planning a campus forum for later in the week, although a day, time and place has yet to be determined.

Meanwhile, the Faculty Senate, with the support of Student Government and university administration, is planning a day-long teach in on racism, diversity and inclusion.  That event will take place Monday, November 14th at McKenny Hall.  

Proposals for participation in the day-long event can be emailed to the Faculty Senate, and a planning committee composed of students and faculty will choose who will participate.

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