Anti-Racism Vigil at AUS
Antioch University was founded by abolitionist Horace Mann in 1852. Antioch admitted black and white students to learn together over a century before Civil Rights laws would require the same result. During World War II Antioch participated in a program that allowed Japanese citizens incarcerated in internment camps to enroll at Antioch and move to Yellow Springs, Ohio, to be near our Ohio campus. Coretta Scott King, A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. and Jose Manuel Ramos-Horta are among our alumni.
Our anti-racist roots run deep, and our education remains an education for a diverse society. This week’s events in Charlottesville began as a vicious protest by white supremacists and ended with a brutal act of terrorism designed to inspire fear that might prevent today’s students and future leaders from taking a public stand against inequity. Racist terrorism wasn’t enough to stop us then, and it isn’t now.
Members of the Antioch University Seattle community are welcomed to participate in a vigil being organized by our Racial Equity Project anti-racism student group, which is scheduled for this upcoming Friday, August 18, 2017 at noon, on campus (additional details coming soon).
Questions about this event can be directed to our Director of Diversity, Ron Harris-White, at email@example.com.