By Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix
Case Western Reserve University, a private Cleveland-based institution, is hosting a “safe space” for the campus community in response to the Republican National Convention and national political and racial unrest.
“Last week’s tragedies have horrified us all and raised profound questions for our country. Amid our shock and grief, we also recognize that our city soon will host the Republican National Convention (RNC), an event that is expected to draw dozens of protests—and could see a significant degree of conflict,” the July 11 memo stated.
It added that, in response, school leaders decided to significantly reduce activities on campus during this week, July 18 through July 21, including summer school.
The memo goes on to spell out how the decision impacts students, faculty, staff and others, and then includes the on-campus support to be up and running this week, including a “safe space.”
The memo states in part:
“Working in collaboration with the university’s LGBT Center, the Social Justice Institute will host a “safe space” adjacent to its offices (A15C) in the basement of Crawford Hall during the week. The Interreligious Council also will house a safe space for those who want to talk or reflect about their concerns at the Interfaith Plaza, located just east of the Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Ave. Please contact these offices for schedules and other information.”
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