Students Organize Walkout to Stand Up Against Hate

November 13th, 2018 - 1:16pm

COM Students Organize Walkout to Stand Up Against Hate

Peaceful protest, film screening, and panel discussion part of United Against Hate Week 

Collage featuring College of Marin students, faculty, and staff holding signs that read: Bay Area Stands United Against Hate
KENTFIELD / NOVATO, CA—November 13, 2018—Leaders from Associated Students of College of Marin (ASCOM) have organized a walkout and film screening that will take place on November 14 at the Kentfield Campus as part of activities happening around the Bay Area for United Against Hate Week, November 11 through 18. 

The peaceful protest is being coordinated with COM’s Campus Police Department to help ensure the safety of all those who choose to participate. Students, faculty, staff, and administrators will gather at 12:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Student Services Center before beginning a march through campus. At 7 p.m. ASCOM will host a film screening of Walking in Oak Creek and student panel discussion in Academic Center, room 255.

The call for a week of action is designed to bring communities together and facilitate a dialogue that results in learning, discovery of local concerns, and possible solutions to how our communities can continue to stand up against hate.

Not In Our Town, a leading anti-hate organization, has supported efforts to reject messages of hate following the tragic events in Charlottesville, North Carolina, and subsequent hate group rallies that took place across the Bay Area in 2017. 

ASCOM is urging the campus community to stand up against hate and voice their concerns to elected officials.

United Against Hate Week Activities

Student-led Walkout and Peaceful Protest
Wednesday, November 14, at 12:30 p.m.
Student Services Center Lawn

Film Screening and Student Panel
Wednesday, November 14, at 7 p.m.
Academic Center, room 255


About College of Marin
Established in 1926, College of Marin remains committed to educational excellence, providing equitable opportunities, and fostering success in all members of its diverse community. With campuses in Kentfield and Novato, students of all ages have affordable access to an exciting variety of credit and noncredit courses as well as community education classes for lifelong learning. College of Marin is one of 115 public community colleges in California and approximately 13,000 credit, noncredit, and community education students enroll annually. 
College of Marin is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.