The Board of the Society for Ethnomusicology


To: State of Texas and University of Texas officials has voted unanimously in support of the following statement:

The Society for Ethnomusicology voices its deep concern about the impact of Texas’s new “Campus Carry” law on freedom of expression in Texas universities. The law, which was passed earlier this year and takes effect in 2016, allows licensed handgun carriers to bring concealed handguns into buildings on Texas campuses. We are opposed to the Campus Carry law and similar laws in other states, as these laws introduce serious safety threats on college campuses with a resulting harmful effect on professors and students and the free expression of ideas.

Beverley Diamond, SEM 2013-15, President

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