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AWW: Notre Dame students sound alarm about safe space violation from VP Mike Pence

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By Doug Powers  •  April 11, 2017 12:38 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

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The campus triggering of the week:

University of Notre Dame students have begun a “#NotMyCommencementSpeaker” white board campaign to protest the invitation of Vice President Mike Pence to speak at Commencement.

Last week, seniors Immane Mondane and Jourdyhn Williams invited students to take photos holding white boards with “direct quotes from Pence that are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, offensive, or ostracizing to members of our community,” along with the hashtag “#NotMyCommencementSpeaker.”

Alternatively, students could also write about why they “feel unsafe with the presence of Mike Pence on our campus,” with daily opportunities to have photos taken with their whiteboards through the week.

Once all the photos have been compiled, the organizers plan to share them on social media in hopes of starting a “discussion” about Pence’s invitation.

“For me personally, [Pence] represents the larger Trump administration,” Mondane told The Observer. “His administration represents something, and for many people on our campus, it makes them feel unsafe to have someone who openly is offensive but also demeaning of their humanity and of their life and of their identity.”

Odd, nobody seemed to feel “unsafe” when Joe Biden spoke on campus last year, and he had “trigger warning” written all over his vice presidency:

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And of course some students are now soiling themselves about Pence because they were way way WAY too traumatized by the thought of the alternative:

While Notre Dame usually invites the president to give its Commencement address during his first year in office, this year the administration opted to invite Pence instead after students launched a preemptive protest campaign objecting to Donald Trump.

Maybe those students should leave the safe space long enough (wearing ear plugs and wrapped in bubble plastic covered with “I’m STILL With Her” stickers) to head over to Harvard for some Resistance™ training:

On Wednesday, students at Harvard start the first day of Resistance School — a 4-week course in anti-Trump activism created by progressive students at the university’s Kennedy School of Government. The course is open to people across the country and the world.

Through four in-person and live-streamed sessions, followed by interactive homework assignments, organizers of the program say they hope to train activists “to strengthen the skills they need to take collective action and effectively resist the Trump agenda.”

**Written by Doug Powers

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