Many students were distressed about Br. Jed’s negative presence on campus, so we “laughed away” the hate and then had a big hug. Most of these students are in my modern theatre history class, which will be studying “happenings” and agit-prop theatre in a few weeks. Instead of taking a break today, we walked over to the mall and got into this heads-on-bellies position to “laugh away” the hate being spewed by this man. (My students had the option of participating or just observing.) Lasted from 12 noon to 12:05, a five minute experiment of sorts. Two other elements are present: independent students with signs and Prof. Swackhammer with a few of her movement students. All in all, a peaceful and positive non-confrontation.