SSA Poster Vandalized
Interestingly, when I was photographing the IVCF poster yesterday, I came upon something peculiar on one of our own posters for Superstition Bash. (SuperBash is a huge event put on by the UChicago Secular Student Alliance for this Friday the 13th.)
As you can see, it’s quite faint, and I barely noticed it. But there’s a giant “X,” written with white chalk, on our poster. You can see my chalked finger when I rubbed it.
Now, I never knew there were such ardent defenders of superstitious nonsense. Could it be the homeopathy apologists, or the true believers in Bigfoot? Some of us suspect it was either the crop-circlers or the fortune cookie addicts. I personally believe that it was masterminded by the fanatical practitioners of ESP.
Seriously though, whatever faith-based tribe you come from, drawing on people’s posters is not nice.
This is not the first time UChicago SSA’s posters have been defaced. The last incident involved a conversation with UChicago Bias Response that raised the question of whether the defacing was a “hate crime.”
In other words, we take stuff like this really seriously. And you should too.
P.S. The Superstition Bash is happening on Friday the 13th of May, and you’re invited! There will be a FREE DINNER and AWESOME ENTERTAINMENT (featuring The Shaft, Occam’s Razor, Voices in Your Head), as well as a whole array of attractions and activities.
It’s sponsored by the Spiritual Life Office at Rockefeller Chapel. It is not offensive, and there’s no reason to vandalize over it.
I hope to see you there. Check out http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167232626667710 for more information.
Posted on May 6, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged bias response, defacing posters, hate crime, Secular Student Alliance, superstition bash, university of chicago, vandalism. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.