BLM installation vandalised on campus

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BLM artwork near the Atrium was recently vandalised after being installed less than two years ago.

The University is “disappointed and saddened” by the defacement of the installation and underlined that there is no place for racism and discrimination on campus or elsewhere.

They are also planning to take “robust actions” against anyone found to be involved in vandalising the artwork or engaged in racism, according to a Portal Announcement.

Created by Alloa-based local artist, Suzanne Williams, the artwork was installed in September 2020, championing the fight against inequality.

It forms part of a Scotland-wide mural trail initiated in solidarity with people affected by racial injustice and the global Black Lives Matter movement.

Williams described the installation as focusing on overlooked and forgotten black men and women, aiming to highlight the lack of recognition afforded to their names.

The University is calling for the public to get in touch with the Security team should they have any information about the incident.

Support is also available for students via the Student Support Services and the online wellbeing platform togetherall.

Feature image credit: University of Stirling

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