Activism, Cultural diversity, Inclusivity
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On Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, Rep. Lawrence Lockman arrived at the University of Maine campus to give a keynote presentation at the “Crisis at the Border; A Citizen’s Guide to Resisting Racist Immigration Policies in Maine” event, organized by the UMaine College Republicans. It did not take long for many UMaine students and alumni to condemn this visit, citing evidence of violent, discriminatory and hateful statements made by Lockman in the past. The controversy stirred up by Rep.Lockman’s visit is a perfect example for how UMaine, its students and its administration need to take a moment to reassess how we discuss ideas, ensure student safety and encourage inclusivity and diversity.
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Theriault, Liz, "Editorial: Black Bear pride means protecting students from hate speech" (2019). University of Maine Racial Justice Collection. 187.