The Iranian Graduate Student Association held a rally in the student union on Friday, March 10 to bring awareness to the issues facing women in Iran. Over 100 universities worldwide held a similar event on the same day to commemorate international women’s day.
But even oceans away from Iran, Stony Brook students are doing their part on campus to raise awareness for the circumstances overseas. “We hear their voice, and we are their voice here,” said an Iranian Ph.D. student who has asked to remain anonymous out of safety concerns.
The University Senate passed a resolution on Feb. 6 calling on Stony Brook University’s administration to adopt several policies aimed at protecting university community members who are undocumented immigrants.