Days after flyers emphasizing “white supremacist ideology” appeared at various places across the country, including the University of Denver, the school has announced a series of events to counter growing “hate and bigotry.”
The university has announced a panel conversation on November 6 in response to the recent rise in anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and anti-Latinx sentiment.
Earlier this week, university students and staff gathered at the Holocaust memorial action site to show support for the Jewish community and the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. A rally for unity and conversation against hate and bigotry was also undertaken on Friday.
While condemning the posting of flyers, “It’s OK to be White” the university chancellor said that they were, “meant to incite fear and hatred toward members of our community.”
“Among many other more serious issues raised by these fliers, they violate University policy and have been removed,” Chancellor Rebecca Chopp said.
“These acts are meant to strike fear in our community and across our nation. They are meant to further divide us. We must not let those determined to divide us take away our power and agency, but rather use these moments to cultivate a society that respects and expects equity and compassion.”
Along with Denver, the flyers also appeared at the University of Vermont and Champlain College on October 27.