AU alumna Katherin Sibel spends her days speaking Guarani, the national language of Paraguay. That’s where she’s stationed as a Peace Corps volunteer, managing several women’s agribusiness projects and social development programs within the Latin American community.
The American University Student Government held a standing room only town hall and press conference on Thursday afternoon to discuss action steps in response to the hate crime on Monday that targeted the historically African-American sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.Student Government President Taylor Dumpson led the two hour town hall.
The University dispatched AU police officers yesterday to protect Student Government President Taylor Dumpson after a white supremacist group encouraged its followers to troll her online, Vice President for Communication Teresa Flannery announced in an email to the University Friday morning.
AU administrators are grappling with new student criticism of AU’s racial climate following a hate crime on Monday that targeted members of the historically African-American Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Students, faculty and staff gathered in a packed room in Mary Graydon Center on Wednesday morning for the workshop, “Anti-racism and Allyship: A Campus Conversation.” This discussion was created as a way for the AU community to talk about their frustrations toward the hate crime on May 1 and the fall incidents where African-American female students were targeted by having bananas thrown at them or left outside their dorm room door.
The President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion led a community town hall in the Kay Chapel on Tuesday to address Monday’s racist incident targeting black women and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, whose members include Student Government President Taylor Dumpson.“If you had told me [three years ago] that I would be student government president and that I would have bananas put on my campus, my university that I pay to go to, that I put my hard earned time into, that I work to get a degree just like anyone else,” Dumpson said at the town hall.