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.
Following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020, athletes have become noticeably more vocal when it comes to addressing systematic and systemic racism in the United States.
2020 was a milestone year for racial unrest and protests. During the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, one student at Stony Brook University made it their mission to show the racial unrest within the campus community.
The nation is reckoning with the institution of policing, but university police departments are often left out of the conversation. Yalile Surie examines the rise of the carceral state in relation to demographics of college campuses in her research.
“It’s not a fancy hashtag. It’s not a publicity stunt. This is not a call for attention,” Figeroux said. “This is a call for action, justice, and call for our basic rights and an end to police brutality.”
Two organizations, the Stony Brook Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Black Student Athlete Huddle, organized a Black Lives Matter rally on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Hosted by the Stony Brook Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Black Student Athlete Huddle, about 200 attendees and students came together to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Stony Brook University students and administrative staff joined together in a Black Lives Matter protest and rally organized by the Stony Brook National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Oct. 22.