Below is a statement from the group of students organizing Saturday’s demonstration:
At noon on Saturday, October 5th, the Providence College Community will be gathered to celebrate the dedication of the Ruane Center for the Humanities. A pall has been cast over this event in light of the Administration’s ongoing but recently highlighted inadequacies in recognizing, respecting and protecting the LGBT members of the Providence College Community.
Because of this shadow, faculty, students and alumni are invited to join together to stand in collective silence at this event to honor those who have been silenced by our administration.
Those who attend are invited to wear Providence College Apparel and black and white, our school’s colors, in an effort to support a spirited vision of a more inclusive campus. Bring with you a peaceful but impassioned attitude, respectful but poignant signs, and fellow Friars. We look forward to seeing you at this peaceful demonstration.
Please address further questions to Matthew Henry Smith.
A link to the peaceful and silent demonstration FaceBook page can be found here.