Tagged - black lives matter

BLM protestors poster Wilson Commons, Rush Rhees

“We want action. So no committees, no sitting down with student groups, they did that all throughout the summer, sat down with so many student leaders [...] just to pacify us,” junior Demilade Oladele said. 

Protestors occupy Rochester City Hall overnight

On the morning of Sept. 15, protesters gathered in front of City Hall to fight for and reiterate the movement’s demands.

A letter to white activists

Cry for your own life, but get mad about what happens to Black people in this country.

Free the People Rochester’s virtual teach-in discusses UR’s complicity

“When you’re in that community, you need to take it as your own. This is our community,” Maring said. “That’s the problem with students, that they come to [UR] for four years and they talk shit about [UR], they talk shit about Rochester, they don’t ever get off-campus, they don’t ever interact with the community.”

Protests continue to rock Rochester

Before the march began, call and response chants of “We are elders” and “We support our youth” echoed through the street.

Rochester residents and activists respond to the retirement of police Chief Singletary amid calls for change

Rochester residents and demonstrators met the news of Police Chief La'Ron Singletary’s retirement positively, and cited Singletary’s retirement and the convening of a grand Jury as two major victories of the movement.

My awakening to American racism

I never even considered that this disease which seemed so far in the past was still very prevalent. 

Surviving two pandemics

They refuse to accept that a system that shoots unarmed Jacob Blakes but protects armed Kyle Rittenhouses is a just one.

BLM protesters share message with UR at escalating Daniel Prude demonstrations

Black Panther Party member Asa Adams, who lost his voice shouting himself hoarse on Saturday night, encouraged students to take their activism one step further. “University of Rochester, if you really want to make change – come out here to the real classroom, you’ll learn a lot more,” he told the Campus Times on Thursday.
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It happened here. Will it change here?

The University’s expressions of support for Black lives are at the mercy of the news cycle.