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Characters Unite Month

Characters-Unite-USA Network and SGA EventI won’t stand for Intolerance.

On Monday, February 10th, USA Network’s Characters Unite College Bus Tour is coming to UGA. The tour will be stationed in Reed Plaza between Memorial Hall and Sanford Stadium from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The mission of the Characters Unite Campaign is to promote tolerance by addressing discrimination and prejudices that still exist today. Inspired by USA Network’s “Characters Welcome” branding, the campaign features various USA characters from popular television shows joining the movement by discouraging various forms of hate.

The campaign can be recognized by T-shirts bearing the words “I Won’t Stand For ________”.  Some examples from the Character’s Unite website include topics such as racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, religious intolerance, and bullying.

At the event, participants will have the opportunity to create their own “I Won’t Stand for” shirt and take a photo for the Characters Unite gallery. Participants are also encouraged to tweet @charactersunite and use #IWontStandFor on social media.

With the arrival of both the Character’s Unite College Bus Tour and Black History Month, the occasion will provide an opportunity to commemorate achievements made for equality on our campus and encourage continual campus inclusion.

The Student Government Association is a proud sponsor of this event.

To learn more about the movement, visit: www.charactersunite.com/about/overview to watch a short video.

Writer: Alexsis Skeen, Press Secretary (aas2698@uga.edu)

Contact Jan BarhamAssociate Dean of Students and Director of the Tate Student Center (davisjk@uga.edu)

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