U of C students organize outside of the Booth School of Business to petition Bannon’s invitation to speak be revoked

Hyde Park Herald

Students from the University of Chicago organized a protest Thursday morning [January 25, 2018] at the Booth School of Business to demand the university withdraw an invitation from Steve Bannon to visit the campus as a speaker.

Around 100 students, alumni, and Hyde Park residents attended the demonstration after the Chicago Maroon reported Wednesday that Bannon, the founding member and executive chairman of the board of Breitbart News and former Chief Strategist to President Trump, accepted an invitation from Booth professor and Stigler Center Director Luigi Zingales.

“His presence on campus sends a clear message that the administration cares more about ‘freedom of expression’ than the lives and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and Hyde Park residents,” read the protest address organized by UChicago Young Democratic Socialist of America (YDSA), UChicago Student Action, Students Working Against Prisons, and UChicago Socialists.


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