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Pence talks “free speech” in Notre Dame graduation address, students walk out in protest

  • Mike Pence spoke to University of Notre Dame’s class of 2017 as their commencement speaker Sunday, making a divisive appearance that sparked demonstrations from students and the broader community.
  • As part of a protest organized by university activist group We Stand For, a crowd of students walked out of the graduation ceremony as Pence began speaking, sparking boos from some of the other attendees. 
  • The protest was designed as a way to stand in solidarity with the marginalized groups targeted by Pence and the Trump administration’s divisive policies and beliefs. Read more (5/21/17)