Black History Month matters

February 4, 2019

February is Black History Month, a time for individuals within the pan-African diaspora to express their talents and contributions on a large scale. For the Black Student Union (BSU), it’s a time of reflection.

Strong movements

January 25, 2019

Charlene Carruthers, 2019 MLK Week keynote, reminded us all that one individual cannot make or break a movement. It takes a collective, tackling an issue together to make it happen. Do you want to organize a movement? Ask yourself these five questions…

Commit, organize, take action

January 9, 2019

What’s with the bright-colored posters on campus? A series of posters found around campus share quotes from thought-leading activists. They serve as a reminder that a collective approach is vital for social change.

Claiming space

April 30, 2018

Affinity celebrations are responses to historical and ongoing exclusion and marginalization, allowing students to celebrate their persistence and resistance through college with their family, friends, and peers.

Ciriac Alvarez Valle

March 6, 2018

Documentation. The metric the United States government uses to determine a person’s rights within the U.S. Here is a story of a U alumna who has had first-hand experience.

Irene Ota

March 6, 2018

Standing against bigotry and discrimination, Irene Ota’s passion and work centers around raising awareness of privilege and oppression. But it was her life experiences that lead her to her passion.

Pay it no mind.

February 5, 2018

Celebrating Black life means elevating the narratives of Black trans people, and we must start by saying the names of Black trans people who have prematurely lost their lives to institutional violence.

‘Let America Be America Again’ – Langston Hughes

January 29, 2018

As Black History Month approaches, Langton Hughes’ poem ‘Let America Be America Again’ encourages us to consider where we have been (from pre-colonization; to 1776; to 1936; to 2018).

Environmental racism

January 8, 2018

What is environmental racism and why does it matter? Here’s a brief overview of the U’s 2018 MLK Week.


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