Shapiro speech canceled for second time
March 12, 2019 Updated Tue., March 12, 2019 at 8:42 p.m.
A planned speech at Gonzaga University featuring political commentator Ben Shapiro has been canceled for a second time, this time because of a sponsor’s withdrawal.
The organizers, the university’s College Republicans chapter, announced the cancellation Tuesday in a Facebook post. The sponsor, Young America’s Foundation, disapproved of the venues at Gonzaga because of “a variety of concerns,” the post stated. YAF helps bring speakers like Shapiro to college campuses.
In November, College Republicans successfully gained a reversal of a decision by the university to ban Shapiro from speaking because it would be a “hostile environment for employees and students” and may draw protests.
Shapiro is editor-in-chief of the conservative website Daily Wire.
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