Monday, March 16, 2009

Responses: March 16, 2009 - first day of Spring Break

Today an email was sent out to the dance and theatre list-serves from Carl Flink's email address, but signed by both Dr. Ananya Chatterjea and Carl Flink.

Sub: THIS Discussion Tomorrow at the Barker Center

Date: 3/16/2009 3:12 PM

Dear Theatre Arts and Dance Department Staff, Students and Faculty:

Ananya and I will hold a conversation tomorrow Tuesday, March 17 from 11 am - Noon to discuss next actions steps in terms of the postings by THIS in the Barker Center. We invite any and all interested from the department to attend. With the ACDFA conference starting on Wednesday, we want to make intelligent and respectful decisions about the THIS postings ongoing status in consultation with anyone interested from the department. We believe there is reason to maintain a presence for THIS, but that it is also time to consider and practical steps needed to do so. We understand that time is short, but this is the best we can do given the short timing after our Friday discussion.

We look forward to seeing anyone interested in talking with us tomorrow.

Carl & Ananya

If you would like to share your thoughts about our protest with the department, but are unable to attend the discussion tomorrow, we suggest that you email the official student Peer Advisors at

We can also forward to the Peers any anonymous or pseudonymous comments left to this entry, or emailed to us at We promise not to edit any comments or emails in any way, nor reveal any identifying information unless given explicit permission to do so.


  1. Leaders who value diversity also value dissent. They do not try to censor or hide it from anyone. Active dissent is not something of which to be ashamed. If is something to be displayed proudly. To hide it is for leaders to admit that they have created an atmosphere of containment and propriety, and that they alone control the terms of engagement. -L.M.

  2. I sent the peers a letter, under my government name, which was BCCed to y'all.

    Best of luck.