Friday, September 23, 2016

Chalk Speech Outlines

You can talk, but not chalk?
“It is important to recognize that there will be times when chalking offends or even upsets us, individually or as a campus that stands for respect, inclusion, and a diversity of perspectives and people,” he wrote. “Over the next several weeks, there will inevitably be an increase in expression, in many forms, about the candidates (presidential and others) and the issues at play. We are an institution of learning and a marketplace of ideas, and a campus that doesn’t just permit but actively encourages our population to engage in dialogue about sensitive topics. The safety of those who wish to express their viewpoints is of utmost importance. In turn, the safety of those exposed to those expressions is also critical.
“I do believe it is important to note that not agreeing with an opinion shouldn’t be equated with feeling threatened by it,” the chancellor added.
“I take seriously my obligation as your chancellor to encourage free and open expression while treating each other with respect and dignity — not just in your political opinions but always,” Mr. Sartarelli wrote. “We are Seahawks, and we must not let differences divide us. This election season is a timely opportunity to illustrate our campus’s regard for higher learning and the honor with which we approach the exchange of ideas.”
Some chalkings are more equal than others...

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