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On November 19, 2015, students from Brandeis University took part in the #ConcernedStudents2015 movement by crafting a list of demands to be met by Interim President Lynch. Students quickly put together an action plan with specific demands that would hold the Brandeis administration, the Board of Trustees, and the interim President accountable for the black students and employees on campus. The demands are as follows:
All demands are to be met by the start of the Fall 2016 academic semester.
Soon after, #FordHall2015 began to spread, and Brandeis students came out to show their support for the movement with a large group of people occupying Ford Hall for the whole weekend of 11/20. The community has shown its true colors, coming together for the sake of an important cause. Many who were unable to take part in occupying Ford Hall have helped by bringing food and drink to the students who had camped in the building for a couple nights. In some ways, this is a repeat of history—in 1969, black students at Brandeis staged a similar protest using their own list of demands for the faculty and administration.
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The thirteen new demands reflect the sentiment of its predecessor, and aim to continue the legacy of progression for this generation of students and the ones to come.
Brandeis prides itself on social justice, reform, and progression, even going so far as to encourage students to fight for what they believe in. Will the school hold true to its public persona, or will these demands be met with even more resistance than its faced already?
You can keep up with the protests/movement by hopping on twitter and searching for #FordHall2015 #ConcernedStudents2015 and #BrandeisUniversity. If you prefer, you can also check out the Facebook group Brandeis Students of Color Demands 2015 to see pictures, and receive updates.
A rising Junior at Brandeis University, studying English and Creative Writing, with a particular interest in screenwriting. During the breaks in between attending classes, I enjoy fishing on Cape Cod, working on my movie project, reading favorite novels, and catching up with friends.