Past Event: Yale in the midst of protest
In the Midst of Protests
The Yale Black Alumni Association-Philadelphia (YBAA-Philly) and The Yale Club of Philadelphia invite you to learn, hear others, and share your thoughts at:
A DISCUSSION GROUP SESSION ON YALE’S RECENT STUDENT PROTESTS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015 FROM 6:00 – 8:00 PM
THE PARKWAY CENTRAL LIBRBARY,
ROOMS 405-406 – 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
No matter who you are, when you attended Yale, or what you studied there, recent student protests have likely triggered in you strong thoughts and feelings. The protests have focused on issues of particular concern to black students at Yale, including:
*Renaming Calhoun College (named after John C. Calhoun, a preeminent proponent of slavery)
*Perceived overt racism and “micro-aggressions” on campus
*College as a “safe space”
*Freedom of speech and personal expression
With a highly-charged atmosphere on campus, and Yale President Salovey declaring his openness to change, the input now of alumni like you could have an important impact on Yale’s future. Join us and share your thoughts on the best way forward.
Please join us. Space is limited. Click here to RSVP and get more information.