Everett Community College became aware this morning of concerns that students have raised about Black Lives Matter posters at the college. The students have said that “in the last week they (EvCC) have asked offices to take down” their Black Lives Matter posters from a couple locations on campus, which is a key reason students are rallying near Gray Wolf Hall at 11 a.m. today. EvCC supports peaceful, safe expressions of opinion on our campus. We also encourage academic discourse and learning about current issues, such as Black Lives Matter. I will inform the leaders of the rally that students, faculty, and staff are welcome to post Black Lives Matters posters at the college. We have a list of designated locations for campus posters and guidelines about where materials may be posted.