Friday, January 22, 2016

The IVC "hate speech" debacle: the campus responds

The "Radical Reverend": "most" sorority girls are "whores" (photo from the RR's Instagram Site)
     Already yesterday it became clear that a handful of faculty and the Director of Student Life were pursuing some sort of organized, helpful response to the unfortunate "free speech" episode that occurred two days ago in front of IVC's Student Services Center. (See Free speech at IVC: the case of the Christian provocateur.)
     This morning, a group of interested parties met with the Director to consider the possibilities (I was busy teaching at the time).
     This afternoon, the IVC campus community received this invitation from the President’s office:

As many of you may be aware, on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 an uninvited group came onto campus and engaged in hate speech against several different groups; they successfully attempted to offend and spark angry reactions from members of our community.

This group was in no way sponsored or supported by the IVC community. They do not embody the values of Irvine Valley College.

We would like to invite all members of the campus community to an open forum to discuss your reactions to this event and let us know what we can all do to support you and make IVC a safer place for all.

The open forum will take place: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Noon to 1 pm
Live Oak Terraces

Thank you,

Anissa Cessa Hear-Johnson [sic]
Director, Student Life and Equity Programs
Office of Student Life
See also Yesterday's Visitor: The Radical Reverend 


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Will there be bouncy houses and free In & Out Burgers?

Anonymous said...

Hello Radical Reverend,

I wonder? What does your mother think of your behavior and your signs? Tsk, Tsk, Tsk and shame on you. Were you potty trained harshly?

Anonymous said...

What this individual did was not appropriate.
The words chosen to convey his message, inflammatory.

being the independent and the moderate that I am,
compels me to say however, for those that are not
first hand familiar with the status quo at not just
a few, but a concerning number could use a bit of
introspection.. much like the majority of us.

just trying to help and saying what i believe to be true.

Anonymous said...

1:41 huh?? wtf?

Anonymous said...

1:41 Sarah is that you?

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