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.
Ben Shapiro at the University of California – Berkeley
This #onlyatYAF event will also be live streamed! Sign up to watch at YAF.org/LIVE
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.”
Sproul Plaza is where students, faculty, and all concerned people should be on September 14 when Ben Shapiro speaks at 7pm on so-called “Campus Thuggery.”
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