Message in response to Nov. 8 election


 

To the members of the Madison Caucus for Gender Equality and the James Madison University community:

We recognize the election results as a catalyst for celebration for some and disappointment for others. The racist and sexist rhetoric employed during the presidential campaign found its way to JMU last Wednesday, as the sidewalks and even a few buildings were chalked in racist, xenophobic, and sexist phrases designed to intimidate and subordinate members of our community.

In the wake of these visible intimidation markers, students, faculty, and staff have reported feeling unsafe and scared on our campus, which is in direct conflict with the JMU mission and our community culture. The Madison Caucus for Gender Equality strongly supports a safe and inclusive campus for all. We are here to provide a forum for your concerns, to act as advocates, and to promote activism that makes our community stronger. 

Please reach out for assistance if you are in need. We are your allies. 

Signed,

The Madison Caucus for Gender Equality Steering Committee

Tim Ball, Stephanie Baller, Nancy Barbour, Howard Lubert, Misty Newman, Kathy Ott Walter, Courtney Swartzentruber, and Kristen Shrewsbury

 

Published: Monday, November 14, 2016

Last Updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017

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