Queen’s issues statement on vandalism of Four Directions Student Centre

July 15, 2020

Queen’s University Principal Patrick Deane recently issued a statement decrying the vandalism of the flags outside the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre. In a statement, Deane explained that the flags represent the Indigenous communities and include a rainbow flag that celebrates LGBTQ+ members of the community. “Disgusting in itself, this new expression of racism and bigotry is all the more reprehensible for occurring in the context of that broader repudiation of racism and hatred that has gripped our society since the death of George Floyd in the United States,” stated Deane. “Queen’s University will do everything within its power to identify the individuals responsible, and will redouble its efforts to effect broad and systemic change within our community.”   Queen’s   (ON)