Last year’s march occurred with the intention that the University would do something in response.
While Boston College students have expressed a need for more comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion programs for decades, the events of last fall made it painfully clear that the University still has a long road ahead.
“If this were a flash mob, if we decided to lie in the snow for the Vine, no one would care. But if we do it because we’re passionate about a civil rights issue, because we care about social justice … suddenly it’s against University policy?”
On Monday evening, 31 BC students and faculty laid in snow-covered Stokes Lawn to protest racial injustice and police brutality.
Rev. James Keenan, S.J., and the Jesuit Institute are spearheading an initiative that will promote student-faculty dialogue on topics of race.
Over two hundred members of the BC faculty and University alumni wrote a letter in support of the protesters in St. Mary’s Hall.
The Asian American Studies Program made its statement on the St. Mary’s Protest.
In St. Mary’s, over 60 students and faculty members protested police violence against people of color.