Saturday, 23 June, 2018

Pence delivers commencement address at Grove College

Rep. Dent on Flynn Pretty serious failure Pence delivers commencement address at Grove College
Sandy Vega | 20 May, 2017, 20:43

President Donald Trump's second-in-command will also deliver a commencement address that day at Grove City College, a Christian school in western Pennsylvania, before returning to his native in on Sunday, where he will deliver a commencement speech at University of Notre Dame. "We also will walk out in dignity and solidarity with all marginalized people affected by Pence's politics, both on this campus and throughout our nation".

"This is not just about the numbers, but about standing up for truth", Miranda said.

Students plan to stand up when Pence begins speaking and quietly leave the ceremony. Protesters are using the hashtag #WalkOutND to bring attention to the protest on social media.

A coalition of student activist groups at Notre Dame called We StaND For is planning the walkout to protest policies Pence pursued as governor that they say targeted the most vulnerable.

"Some media outlets have portrayed students" decision to protest as an example of progressive young people fearing political disagreement.

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He'll be addressing a record-breaking class of more than 600 graduates.

But Bryan Ricketts, one of the We StaND For student organizers, said "it's a very legitimate thing for people to be scared" of the vice president.

The university is not particularly anxious about the protest.

"We think they will be respectful in the way they express their differences with the administration", added Browne. He is the first vice president to speak at the school's commencement, though he will join six presidents who had the honor, including Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

A student at the Pennsylvania school published an an opinion piece in The New York Times that said there have been protests of his visit. Off-campus demonstrations are being planned by We Go High!, South Bend Equality, and the Michiana Alliance for Democracy.

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