In collaboration with the Wick, SGA, and Sewanee Slavery Project, there will be a White Lives Matter Panel Discussion on Tuesday, December 5 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Social Lodge. The program was created by Nisrine Hilizah, Jasmine Huang and Amanda Bell. On October 28, 2017, they, along with a small number of Sewanee students, attended the White Lives Matter rallies in both Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as counter-protestors. Historically these rallies could have turned dangerous, such as the events in Charlottesville, it is good to report that each counter-protestor returned safety back to campus. Nevertheless, they feel as if it is there moral obligation to share their experiences, pictures, and insight with the greater Sewanee community on the nuances of racism not only shown in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, but in the history of our institution.
The upcoming event, in collaboration with the Wick, SGA, and Sewanee Slavery Project, will take place at the Social Lodge. The goal is to get a huge turn out with a plethora of views present to make for a more meaningful conversation. Please reach out to Nisrine, Jasmine and/or Amanda with any questions or concerns.