Topic: campus activism

Students rallied on the Main Green on Wednesday to commemorate the 1968 black student walkout. From there, they walked to the Slavery Memorial on the Quiet Green and later the Pembroke campus.

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Students commemorate legacy, impact of 1968 walkout

December 7, 2018 4 comments
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On Wednesday morning, community members gathered on the Main Green to celebrate the legacy and activism of the students who participated in the 1968 black student walkout.

Students line up at Faunce Arch to begin the walkout.

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On 50th anniversary, alums reflect on black student walkout

December 5, 2018 0 comments
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Sitting in a quiet meeting room at the Faculty Club, Kenneth McDaniel ’69 reflected on the black student walkout that took place 50 years ago and brought the campus to a standstill.

Organized by Amelia Wyckoff ’22 and Liam Bendicksen ’22, the #BelieveSurvivors rally was  attended by about 300 students. The event featured speakers and an “open mic” segment where students could share personal experiences.

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Students protest sexual assault at rally

September 30, 2018 0 comments

Following Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony accusing United States Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault last Thursday, about 300 students gathered on the Main Green Saturday afternoon to rally in support of survivors of sexual assault.

President Emeritus Ruth Simmons was presented with the inaugural Black Legacy Award. Throughout Saturday afternoon, alums attended panels and workshops focused on ameliorating racial and economic inequalities.

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Black alumni connect, celebrate at reunion

September 23, 2018 1 comment

This weekend, the University hosted the fourth Black Alumni Reunion, which brought over 600 graduates back to College Hill.

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BIRC: University should do more to support immigrant communities

April 12, 2018 0 comments

On April 5, 2018, the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition launched a campaign to gather support from students, faculty and community members to encourage the University to critically reflect on the impact of its scholarship and to commit to increasing its support of the immigrant communities within and outside our campus.

Yema Yang ’19 and Matthew Flathers ’19 are co-coordinating the student push for a disability identity and cultural center on campus. Despite community support, the center’s creation does not have a timeframe.

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Students propose disability identity center

February 21, 2018 0 comments

A group of Brown student leaders and activists is currently pushing to create a disability identity and cultural center on campus.