SFSU Public Affairs Press ReleasePublished by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.
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WHAT: Two large banners hanging on the San Francisco State University campus spell out a message of peace. The statement "Love is stronger than hate" is taken from the speech given by the Right Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon, bishop of Washington, during the memorial in the Washington National Cathedral on the national day of prayer and remembrance.
WHERE: A 20-foot by 4-foot banner hangs on the wall of the J. Paul Leonard Library, and an 8-foot by 3-foot banner is in front of the Student Services Building. An additional 60 banners bearing the same message will soon hang from light poles on campus and around SFSU's periphery. The statement will soon be printed on T-shirts sold in the SFSU Bookstore and on MUNI posters. In addition, the message appears on SFSU's home page.
SFSU is located at 1600 Holloway Ave., at the corner of 19th Avenue.
WHY: This message, according to President Robert A. Corrigan, sums up the spirit that will best sustain the campus community in what may well be long, hard times to come.
"This is not a political message. I am not offering an opinion on how our nation should seek to bring to justice those still living who bear responsibility for the events of Sept. 11 or how terrorism might be eradicated," he said. "As individuals, we cannot change the world but we can make one part of it - our immediate community - better, one personal encounter at a time.
"We have an absolute obligation to preserve this University as a safe and supportive community for all among us. Doing so is in itself victory."
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Last modified April 24, 2007, by Office of Public Affairs