Dec. 6, 2010
An event to be held Monday, Dec. 13, at the University of Wisconsin-Stout will show support for a campus climate that does not tolerate incidents of bias and hate toward any individual or group.
The event is in response to several such incidents on campus this fall, said Julie Miller, UW-Stout LGBTQ program coordinator.
"UW-Stout is a place where all students and staff must feel welcome, included and safe and are treated with respect and civility," Miller said.
Not Here at Stout will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. in Huff’s lounge of the Memorial Student Center.
The event will include remarks by Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, Provost Julie Furst-Bowe, students and faculty. Participants will sign a pledge to denounce bias and hate actions. Upcoming opportunities to be an ally and get involved in social justice also will be announced.
Attendees will receive free T-shirts and window clings, to show their support, along with pizza, cupcakes and beverages.
Not Here at Stout is part of the UW-Stout Inclusive Excellence effort, said Joan Thomas, dean of students. Those attending will "demonstrate a commitment to diversity" and will "help shape the campus climate," she said.
Thomas added: "Discriminatory behaviors are not welcome here. Respect for differences will make our community strong. Together, we will make a difference."
For more information, contact Thomas at 715-232-1181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.