Rice Students Against Pence!
12:00 - 12:30 Gathering, poster making, food
12:30 - 1:30 Speakers, chanting, protest
DAY-OF PROTEST PROTOCOL (PLEASE READ):
Baker Institute at Rice University will be hosting Mike Pence to speak about Venezuela next Friday, April 5 from 12:30 to 2 pm. Join us and other student organizations at 12 pm for a protest against the Vice President! The protest will take place at the Central Quad. There will be representatives from different backgrounds speaking about the issues that are central to them both as a way to educate the audience as well as give people the opportunity to express their grievances with Pence. We will have some booths set up with informational flyers available for those who are interested in learning more.
Lunch will be provided for the first 125 students.
We stand in solidarity with marginalized groups in opposition to Mike Pence’s positions, policies, and values.
Student groups involved: Rice ACLU, Rice Black Student Association, Healthier Masculinities Together, Islamophobia Resistance Campaign, Jolt at Rice University, Rice Left, Rice Muslim Student Association, Rice Pride, Rice Queer Resource Center, Rice for Reproductive Justice, Rice University Young Democrats, and Rice Women's Resource Center.
In preparation for the protest, we will be hosting a free poster making event the day before from 6-8:30 pm at the MCC.
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Concurrent to the event, there will also be a Diversity Facilitator talk at the MCC from 12-1 pm. Students who are not comfortable attending a protest but would still like to engage in critical dialogue around college speaker politics are welcome! Free lunch is provided.
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We would like to make clear that our intent is not to silence conversations happening about Venezuela. As such, Rice Left will host a follow up event next week to talk about Venezuela in an open and productive setting. Further details to come.
*Note*: In accordance with university policy, non-Rice groups are not allowed on campus without permission.
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