Monday, November 28, 2011

UC Davis News Release: "A Day of Civil Discourse & Peaceful Expression" - except when not allowed #Uggh #OccupyUCDavis

According to UC Davis news release (UC Davis News & Information :: Dateline :: UC Davis to host regents, "teach-ins")
"UC Davis is preparing for a day of civil discourse and peaceful expression, as the campus hosts members of the University of California Board of Regents and faculty and students organize “teach-ins” on public disinvestment in higher education, the Occupy movement and other topics." 
Yes, civil discourse and peaceful expression.  Should be an interesting day on campus.  More on this later from me.  But one thing about this news release really irks me.  It says 
"If you’re planning to attend the UC Davis portion of the audioconference, please be prepared for a search of backpacks – and don’t bring banners or bottled water, which will not be allowed in the ARC ballroom."
So let me get this straight.  A day of civil discourse and peaceful expression.  And also a day for the regents to discuss such issues.  But don't bring banners, because that would be bad why?

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