After receiving “significant pushback," Shatter the Silence — a local social justice organization advocating for survivors of sexual assault — will no longer be a student group, according to an Instagram post. Instead, it will revert back to a community organization.
“Advocacy groups should never be censored for doing the right thing and standing up to injustice,” it said in an Instagram statement.
The group took down a letter they posted in response to the Indiana Daily Student investigation “Dissonance in due process.” The investigation reports how Chris Parker, a student in the Jacobs School of Music, readmitted to the university in 2020 after serving two suspensions stemming from a sexual assault in 2015.
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Shatter the Silence addressed the letter to Jacobs, IU and the IU Police Department. They said posting the open letter was “the right thing to do” and will be reposted in the near future.