“Rather than promoting goodwill and unity, the AMS has failed to condemn hate in some instances while hyperbolizing it in others. I want an AMS that respects that students can have unity and goodwill amongst each other despite disagreements.“
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“In our constitution the AMS has as an objective ‘to promote unity and goodwill amongst its members.‘ The AMS therefore denounces all forms of violence and marginalization on campus, regardless of at whom it is directed“
“Public speech like Shapiro’s that called trans people’s existence and dignity into question that reinforced prejudice against [them] as liars and mentally ill, as dangerous.”
The club has maintained that they denounce any violence connected to the event and do not believe it poses any harm to students.
Campus groups are responding to American conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s visit to campus this Halloween in an unexpected way — by choosing not to directly protest.
Some students are calling on UBC to cancel a talk by American conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro, who is slated to speak at the Chan Centre this October in an event organized by the Free Speech Club (FSC).