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Responding to Saturday’s neo-Nazi march in Madison

Responding to Saturday’s neo-Nazi march in Madison


The next message was emailed from Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin to the campus neighborhood on Saturday, Nov. 18. An earlier submit was revealed instantly following reviews of the unannounced march.

Expensive campus neighborhood,

You could bear in mind that round midday Saturday, roughly 20 members of a neo-Nazi group marched from areas adjoining to the UW–Madison campus to the State Capitol and East Facet. The presence of swastika flags and different Nazi symbols in our midst, together with hateful white supremacist rhetoric, is disgusting and repugnant.

I condemn the actions of this small, hateful, fringe group that has no ties to our neighborhood. And within the strongest doable means, I condemn antisemitism and acts of hate.

I acknowledge that this incident exacerbates emotions of unease and nervousness that many people are carrying. Members of our Jewish neighborhood are feeling notably threatened at a time when antisemitism is rising nationally.

At moments the place we see and listen to such blatant hate in our midst, we have to come collectively to sentence it clearly and with a unified voice. I recognize that inside hours of this march in downtown Madison, we’ve got heard robust phrases of condemnation from Governor Evers, Mayor Rhodes-Conway and a variety of state and native political and religion leaders.

The protection and safety of our neighborhood is our highest precedence. UWPD is working carefully with the Madison Police Division to observe the state of affairs they usually have reported that the group has left the world. Each businesses will proceed to supply enhanced safety and police safety on and close to campus. Ought to you could have a direct security or safety concern, name 911 in an emergency or UWPD at (608) 264-COPS.

The college is offering assist assets to college students and workers affected by the march. Pupil Affairs is internet hosting a Campus Connection & Assist session at 3 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday, Nov. 19) within the Primary Lounge at Memorial Union. College students are invited to attend to assemble in neighborhood.

Particular person and group processing areas facilitated by psychological well being professionals will also be requested by means of College Well being Companies (UHS).

Pupil psychological well being assets can be found by means of the UHS Psychological Well being Disaster Assist Line, which is offered 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, three hundred and sixty five days a 12 months at (608) 265-5600 (choice 9).

Further assets:

In these troubled instances, I name on all members of our campus neighborhood to unite in opposition to hate and to assist each other.


Jennifer L. Mnookin




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