Oreoluwa Adewale, president of the Stony Brook chapter of the NAACP, and Sarah Beckford, Black Student Union historian, discuss Black History Month at Stony Brook University and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five who was accused and convicted of a Central Park sexual assault, spoke at Stony Brook University about a wide range of issues, including racial inequality in the American justice system, on Oct. 27.
All money raised through the fundraiser goes to the Black Lives Matter Global Network, a chapter-based national organization that funds efforts to combat state-sanctioned violence and bring about liberation to the black community.
Many factors went into choosing this university. One reason was because I wanted to attend a school in a rural environment far from home to challenge myself. The other two were finances and research opportunities. One thing that I did not consider, however, was the school’s diversity.