April 12, 2011

Advance Notice

March For Unity to break the silence on intolerance

Emory's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Campus Working Group is hosting a March For Unity on Thursday, April 14. The silent march is an opportunity for all members of the Emory community to stand together against bias and intolerance.

March for Unity was organized as a way for the Emory community to respond to a bias-related incident involving a gay Emory student last semester.

“We wanted people's voices to be heard in the most productive and inclusive way," says Michael Shutt, director of the Office of LGBT Life and assistant dean for Campus Life.

The March For Unity will include a T-shirt campaign where participants will receive a shirt that says, “I am [blank] and I am Emory." The group will have a booth allowing people to fill in the blank with stickers and buttons during Wonderful Wednesday on April 13.

The silent march will start on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Asbury Circle, move down Eagle Row and end at the Dobbs University Center. The march will culminate in a pledge that will break the silence, where participants will vocally state their support in accordance with Emory's values.

Afterward, participants will be provided dinner and the opportunity to view the artwork displayed in the DUC Gallery as a part of Emory Pride's anti-violence campaign.

March For Unity is sponsored by the Center for Women, Office for LGBT Life, Office of Multicultural Programs & Services, Office of Student Leadership & Service, Sacred Artistry, Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, Religious Life, College Council, and the Student Government Association.

For more information, visit the March for Unity Facebook page.

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