March on Washington Solidarity Initiatives
The Student Association, in collaboration with University Union and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, held free initiatives to show campus-wide solidarity for the August 28 March on Washington. For those that don’t know, the March on Washington was a day of action that demonstrated participants’ commitment to fighting for policing and criminal justice. It was in response to “the protest movement that has risen up since the police killing of George Floyd” and countless others. It took place on the 57th anniversary of the historical March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Below, you can find recordings / footage of some of the events:
We acknowledge that some of the important content covered during these events may be triggering for some so we just want to remind folks that you can find mental health and counseling resources at sa.syr.edu/student-resources and that you can receive free confidential counseling services from the Barnes Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 315.443.8000.
Let’s keep the conversations and engagement in the action steps going. Thank you.