Under the banner “We the Unheard,” a gathering of concerned students and other members of the HWS community will organize a walkout at the Scandling Campus Center to show support for students of color at University of Missouri, as well as bolster an environment for constructive dialogue and show support for marginalized individuals and groups on campus.
The gathering will take place on the Scandling steps beginning at 12 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. All members of the HWS community are invited to join in solidarity for the cause.
“The protest does not only support the brave actions of those at Mizzou, but it also symbolizes the spark that lit HWS to come to terms with the racial divide here at school and finally address it with the help of all the cultural clubs and people in support of equal opportunity,” says Sidi Diop ’19.
Dialogue about perspectives and experiences surrounding race, class, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, ability, power and privilege in the Colleges’ community has been an ongoing part of the conversations taking place at HWS. Recently, HWS Impact: Day of Dialogue brought together members of the campus community to discuss personal experiences, beginning with presentations by six students who shared personal narratives about their identities and how they view themselves within the HWS community.