The Collegian
Thursday, February 22, 2024

LALIS organizes protest against racial and gender violence

LALIS students organized and led a protest on Thursday, March 2 at the Academic and Administrative Quadrangle. The protest was held as a part of the 2022-2034 Tucker Boatwright Festival Nuestra América/Our America. Students wore red in solidarity, performed a chant and all were encouraged to write a personal reflection and hang it on a tree. Students participating also wore ribbons with each ribbon color representing different identities. Red and purple represented survivors, yellow represented allies, blue represented friend of survivors, pink represented knowing someone who is a survivor and white ribbons represented those who are still figuring out where they stand.