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Statement from Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw on Confederate flag posters

September 26, 2017
11:56 p.m.

This evening, ten confederate flag posters with cotton attached to them were reported in three locations on campus - Battelle, McKinley and Mary Graydon Center. AU Police and the Office of Campus Life are investigating and we will notify the community when more information is known.

We are well aware this act occurred the same evening Dr. Ibram Kendi presented "A Vision for Equality," an introduction to the Antiracist Research and Policy Center. AU is committed to the vision of the Center and Dr. Kendi's work and we will not be deterred by this cowardly attempt at intimidation. If you have any information about this incident, please contact Public Safety at 202-885-2527.