Tagged - black lives matter

Students protest for Black lives worldwide

The goal of the demonstration, according to DLH vice-president and junior Andre Hodges, is to keep the conversations going and to continue “raising awareness about governments failing Black lives” in the United States, the African continent, and the Caribbean.  

Students demonstrate on violence in African countries

“That’s why we are here,” Kaiwa said. “For us to amplify those voices, so please [...] join us and stay informed.”

Students explore the phrase “Defund the Police” in panel: what it means and what it entails

“Defunding the police essentially means the police will be funded but will not be overfund[ed],” she said. “The city budget will be redistributed [...] [meaning] everyone [will get] a fair share in terms of the funding."

A tale of two cities

Rochester champions people who fought for the less fortunate, and perhaps that makes it more able to accept that things need to change, rather than simply looking the other way. 

Abdul Bounds: On the front lines of the Rochester BLM movement

If you’ve seen him at protests, you’ve probably never seen his face, but you would still recognize his orange balaclava, homemade Black Lives Matter flag, and Black Panther jacket. He is almost always in black-out clothing, and his tall wiry frame often hunched to hide his height.

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.