Yale University Change the Name!!

Posted: October 27, 2016 in Call to Action, Fight Back

Yale: Change the Name!

Rally Friday, 3PM
Elm St and College St

The ANSWER Coalition is organizing for and supporting the work of the Coalition to Change the Name and this important rally on Friday:

Join us as we rally with the New Haven community to demand that Yale University change the name of Calhoun College, named after one of the nation’s most ardent proponents of slavery. The name Calhoun is an affront to our community and has no place in our city. It is time that Yale honor the residents of this city by dismantling this shrine to white supremacy.

For decades, students, faculty, employees and community members have demanded that Yale change the name of Calhoun College. The College is named for John C. Calhoun, the seventh Vice President of the United States and a notorious racist and slave owner who said on the floor of the U.S. Senate that slavery was a “positive good” for the United States.

Despite a majority of Yale students calling on Yale to rename the College early this year, the administration has outright refused to do so.

Join this important rally and march Friday at 3PM outside Calhoun College at Elm St and College St in New Haven.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

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