“On Location”

The student-driven activism at The University of Missouri has affirmed and strengthened the agency of students who are Black around the country. Students are coming out of the quiet, and it’s amazing to see.

Last Wednesday, hosted by The School of Social Work People Of Color Collective, students who are Black on Michigan’s campus spoke out in solidarity with students who are Black at Mizzou, and made connections to their own lived experiences as well.

It was cold that night, but the climate that the students were speaking up and speaking out about that night was much colder than the temperature outside.

“Umich for Mizzou, we support you!”

And I support them.


Here are a few articles with coverage of the acts of solidarity among students at Michigan, and other campuses across the country. If you have any additional links of coverage, including campus specific publications, please post them in the comments or by contacting me personally.

Demonstrators Gather To Stand in Solidarity with Mizzou Students Of Color

Michigan Rally Supports University of Missouri Students

Diag: In Solidarity With Mizzou

This Is Power: Students At University of Michigan Rally in Solidarity With Mizzou

Loyola Black Students Host Historic Demonstration In Solidarity with Mizzou

Students Share Harsh Truths About Being #BlackOnCampus

Hundreds of Students Attend Speak-Outs In Solidarity with Yale, University of Missouri 

22 Campuses Who Spoke  In Solidarity with Mizzou & Yale This Week #BlackOnCampus


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW



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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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  1. November 15, 2015

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