by Megan LaCreta, Contributor On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Multicultural Center and the Lasallian Women and Gender Resource Center co-sponsored a “Black Women in Activism Panel Discussion,” as part of Intersectionality Week. Manhattan College welcomed Nadine Crammer who founded the Rohan Levy Foundation, a nonprofit organization combating gun violence, Kimberly Bernard, co-founder of the Black Womxn’s March, Oluwademilade “Olu” Ogunlade, member of Strategy for Black … Continue reading HERstory Event Inspires Activism
by Adrianne Hutto, Asst. Production Editor The blind Civil Rights and Disability Rights activist Ever Lee Hairston hosted the “Finding Your Voice Event” on Feb. 11 and spoke to students all over the country, Jaspers included. As Black History Month draws to a close and Women’s History month begins, the event left an educational and insightful impact. Hairston gave a powerful recount of her journey, … Continue reading Finding Your Voice: The Story Behind Civil Rights Activist Ever Lee Hairston
by Gabriella DePinho , Editor-in-Chief The summer months saw a number of grassroots activist movements from Black Lives Matter to voter registration movements like no other, even amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, and that activism even touched Manhattan College’s community. That wave of enthusiasm around a number of social justice initiatives was particularly passionate this summer, but that passion has not left the Jasper community. Instead, Jaspers … Continue reading Surge of On-Campus Summer Activism Continues On
By Cat Goodyear, Staff Writer Student activists held a candlelight vigil in honor of the students at the University of Missouri last Monday. The vigil brought together students, administrators and faculty to stand in solidarity with students at the University of Missouri, whose recent protests against racism on their campus have made national headlines. “The vigil was important to me because I understand that the students of … Continue reading MC Students Hold Candlelight Vigil for University of Missouri Students
On Friday afternoon, students and faculty gathered on the quad to read selections from civil rights documents, most notably Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” The event was organized following the recent court decisions involving the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and Eric Garner on Staten Island, NY. The lack of indictments in both cases has ignited protest related to police brutality and … Continue reading Photo Gallery: Civil Rights Read-Aloud On the Quad
In a society that knows more about celebrities than people who are truly impacting the world, it is not rare to encounter citizens that do not know who Malala Yousafza is. I asked Allison Mangan, a junior accounting major, if she knew about Yousafza. “I have no idea who you’re talking about,” Mangan said. Astonished of her response, I asked the same question to Brenda … Continue reading Who is Malala?