As you probably know, a hate crime was committed on our campus in late-October.  The door of a student's residence hall room was defaced with violent, anti-gay posters and writing.  The case is currently under investigation by the Department of Public Safety.

In response to this crime, a group of concerned UI students, faculty, and staff met to discuss a possible response to this hateful act of ignorance.  As a result, a full-page ad (paid for by VP Phil Jones office) will be placed in both the Daily Iowan and the Press Citizen stating the following:

HATE CRIMES HAVE NO PLACE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

We believe that The University of Iowa has a long and proud history of welcoming people from a wide variety of backgrounds and traditions and believe that everyone has the right to study and work here in an environment of safety, cooperation, openness, and respect. We condemn all acts of hate that infringe upon these rights.

Belin-Blank Center

Department of Residence Services

Diversity Committee

Division of Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Student Development

Hillel

Honorís Program

Human Rights Committee

Iowa Biosciences Advantage
Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Sexuality Studies Program

Transitions

University Relations

etc.


"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are receiving this email because you are associated with either a student group, campus department, or committee who might be interested in adding your group's name to the list of supporters.  Some organizations have already responded and are listed above. Because we are trying to get this done relatively quickly, I am asking you to respond by WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, so that we can have it in the newspapers immediately after Thanksgiving break.

IF YOU WANT YOUR GROUP LISTED, PLEASE EMAIL ME THE NAME OF YOUR ORGANIZATION AS YOU WOULD LIKE IT LISTED BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19.

Thanks in advance.
Jan Warren