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Presented By: Michigan Community Scholars Program

A Primer for Student Activists

Students of Color Coalition, Twenty Years On

Image of a page from the New York Times, showing a protestor waving an American flag, overlaid with an image of a Native American man Image of a page from the New York Times, showing a protestor waving an American flag, overlaid with an image of a Native American man
Image of a page from the New York Times, showing a protestor waving an American flag, overlaid with an image of a Native American man
What are the secrets for effective student activism? How do student activists leverage their experiences with activism on campus in their personal and professional lives, after graduation?

Join eight members of the Students of Color Coalition twenty years after their takeover of the Michigan Union tower on Feb. 6, 2000, a sit-in to protest the appropriation of Native American culture by elite campus club and “secret society” Michigamua. Their protest lasted for 37 days and impacted their lives during and after their careers at Michigan, while bringing greater awareness of systemic racism to campus and in the greater community. Come learn about their experiences during the strike and how campus activists shape meaningful lives and careers when their days of campus activism are behind them.

Panelists:
Farah Aquino (LSA 1999)
Brian Babb (LSA 2002, SSW 2008)
JuJuan Buford (LSA 2002)
Sabrina Dycus (LSA 2001)
Richard Nunn (LSA 2008)
Rupal Patel (LSA 2001, SPP 2004)
Malika N. Pryor (LSA 2000)
Joe Reilly (SNRE 2000, SSW 2013)

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February 4, 2021 (Thursday) 7:00pm
Meeting ID: 98862403812

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