Black Lives Matter Rally

Posted on 15. Dec, 2014 by in Campus Events, Community

The chilly morning of December 12 marked a contentious event on Butler’s campus. Students, faculty, and staff gathered at Star Fountain to show their support of the recent Black Lives Matter movement. This movement is “an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise” (A Herstory of Black Lives Matter). For more information about the history of this hashtag and the movement it stimulated, follow this link to the official website www.blacklivesmatter.com.

Organized by Demia and Black Student Union, these students felt obligated to uphold Butler’s tradition of supporting a community of care. The Butler community demonstrated their activism and voiced encouragement and support, urging for change in our local community, our society and our greater institutional systems. Chants like “Black lives matter at BU,” “Hands up don’t shoot,” and “No justice no peace” rung throughout campus as these students, dressed in all black, walked through Atherton. They also staged a four minute die-in at Hampton and Clarendon to represent the four hours Michael Brown’s body was left in the road.

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