As our campus community prepares for the Ben Shapiro event on September 27th, ASUU hopes to provide our students with resources to consider surrounding this upcoming event to utilize as they see fit.
ASUU will be co-sponsoring an event hosted by the College of Social Work and the Office of Equity and Diversity, featuring poet and activist Jade Phoenix, at the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building in Room 109 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend this free event to stand in solidarity and participate in a dialogue the night of the event.
There will also be dialogues held before, during, and after the event by the Student Success Advocates, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Hinckley Institute of Politics, the Bennion Center, the University Counseling Center, and the Black Student Union. We encourage students to enter these spaces and engage in conversations that will impact our campus community as we move forward. Further details can be found at: https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/happening-on-campus/
Protests will be facilitated by Black Lives Matter – Utah and the Students for Democratic Society the night of the event. As we support our student body in exercising their first amendment rights, we also wish to promote the safety of individuals and groups, and we advise students to review the University’s Student Code of Conduct to ensure the dissemination and disclosure of information to our students. Attached is a pdf that breaks down this code of conduct.
ASUU will continue to promote the inclusive ideals of our institution as we progress through the year, and we hope our students will join us as we facilitate dialogues, conferences, forums, and open houses on these issues.