Next Berkeley Riot Sept. 14th

Ben Shapiro: Say No to Campus Thuggery

On September 14th, 2017, the Berkeley College Republicans in conjunction with Young America’s Foundation will be presenting Ben Shapiro. Ben Shapiro has written 9 books, is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire, and host of the Ben Shapiro Show. Mr. Shapiro will be speaking about leftist political violence, a topic that has engulfed the city of Berkeley and the University of California recently.

Attendance restrictions: Some form of photo identification will be required for entrance to the event.

https://events.berkeley.edu/?event_ID=111345&date=2017-09-14&tab=all_events

Ben Shapiro at the University of California – Berkeley

This #onlyatYAF event will also be live streamed! Sign up to watch at YAF.org/LIVE

http://www.yaf.org/events/ben-shapiro-university-california-berkeley/

A Political Conservative Goes to Berkeley

Last week Paul Alivisatos, the university’s executive vice chancellor and provost, sent out a grave letter to students and faculty members. “We are deeply concerned about the impact some speakers may have on individuals’ sense of safety and belonging,” he wrote, encouraging his readers to avail themselves of campus counseling services. “No one should be made to feel threatened or harassed simply because of who they are or for what they believe.”

Mr. Alivisatos wasn’t referring to the various threats against Mr. Shapiro that you might imagine would be his chief concern: When the right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos visited campus in February, the resulting protests caused $100,000 in damage. This time around, the activist group Refuse Fascism, which has hailed the left-wing extremist antifa movement as “courageous,” has taken the lead in condemning Mr. Shapiro’s speech, calling him a “fascist” on campus fliers and declaring in a Facebook post that his goal was to “spread ugly fascist views dressed up in slick-talking ‘intellectual’ garb.”

Refuse Facism- Berkeley speak out: against white supremacy, misogyny & fascism
Ahead Of Ben Shapiro’s Speech, UC Berkeley Offers Counseling Services to Students If They Feel ‘Threatened’
 Ben Shapiro will speak at Zellerbach Hall at the invitation of one of our registered student groups. Our commitment to free speech, as well as to the law, mandates that the students who invited Shapiro be able to host their event for those who wish to hear him speak. Our commitment to the principles of community mandates that all students, faculty and staff be able to be present on campus, engaging in their regular academic activities without fear. Achieving this poses unusual challenges for us; this memo lays out the arrangements that we are putting in place.

We are deeply concerned about the impact some speakers may have on individuals’ sense of safety and belonging. No one should be made to feel threatened or harassed simply because of who they are or for what they believe. For that reason, the following support services are being offered and encouraged:

  • Student support services
  • Employee (faculty and staff) support services

http://news.berkeley.edu/campus-update-on-ben-shapiro-event/

 

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