Evergreen State College will replace the day when it asks white students and faculty members to leave campus, according to a Monday report.
The Washington state college formed a committee to deliberate on what kind of programming will replace its annual “Day of Absence,” which former Evergreen professor Bret Weinstein protested in 2017 to nationwide media coverage, reported The College Fix.
The college wants students, faculty, and staff to assist in the creation of a “new equity symposium,” according to an email from Evergreen president George Bridges that was obtained by The Fix. Chassity Holliman-Douglas, which the school hired as its first vice president for equity and inclusion a month after the campus protests, will spearhead the new initiative.
“I have asked [Holliman-Douglas] to convene and chair a planning group comprised of students, faculty, and staff to shape its content and structure such that all members of our campus community are invited to engage in dialogue and discussion with one another and the speakers we invite to campus,” said Bridges in his email. “It is my sincere hope that this event reinforces our commitment to addressing these critical issues facing the college and society.”
Weinstein and his wife, Heather Heying, received a $500,000 settlement after suing Evergreen for discrimination following the protests. Campus police had told Weinstein they could not guarantee his safety during the May incident.
Stacy Brown resigned as chief of Evergreen’s campus police a couple of months following the protests, alleging that the school would not let her or her fellow officers use rifles. (RELATED: Evergreen State Police Chief Resigns: ‘We Should Have Rifles’)
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Evergreen for comment, but received none in time for press.
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