“The truth is, campus activism works. It may seem like those pesky protests on O’Neill Plaza are just photo-ops for #woke students’ Instagrams, but they can be truly transformative events that change the campus culture.”
North Carolina repealed the controversial HB2 legislation, but replaced it with a bill that still allows for discrimination of the state’s LGBTQ+ community.
The posters included a link to a new bias incident reporting form run by Eradicate BC Racism.
UCS’s panel before Winter Break had to compete with the Christmas Tree Lighting for attendees.
This is a story about an evolving LGBTQ community at an evolving Boston College. It’s a story about what changes and what stays the same, and how, and why. It won’t always fit into neat narratives and assumptions—there are memories here of unthinkable bullying and broad acceptance, of frustrations with administrators and expanding institutional support,…
“Over the past 30 years, progress has come in fits and starts. At times, the University has listened to student concerns, and at times, has valued its image rather than immediate problems on campus. Progress should not be contingent on external reactions, but rather should come from the internal need for change.”
Events for the week will include panels, a game night, and a community breakfast.
“Balancing these pressures, the administration has a moral imperative to condemn these hateful actions and not allow the issue to fester.”
A few hundred people marched an accessible route from Carney to Corcoran Commons to bring awareness to problems of racism and LGBTQ and disability rights on campus.
“I feel that these conversations aren’t as effective as they could be because there is not an audience there that needs to be there,” Najat Goso, MCAS ’17, said.