MLK Jr. Week featured a panel of current and former OSU students who have spearheaded activism at OSU. The students shared their recent experiences with using speech and activism to initiate change on campus. Among other things, panelists detailed their experience with activism at OSU, the barriers or challenges they experienced and their advice for student activists concerning organizing, cultivating relationships, and building coalitions.
The moderated Q&A was followed by an opportunity for the audience to participate in a Q&A with the panel. The following former and current OSU students made up the panel:
- Darius Northern, People of Colour
- William Miller, Indigenous Peoples’ Day
- Raven Waldron, Scab Sheet, Dr. Asmatey, Indigenous Queer and Two-Spirit Student Alliance
- Azeem Hussaini, SUPER, Building Names, Tuition Costs
- Sienna Kaske, Here to Stay and DACA
The event was made possible through a collaboration between the Office for Institutional Diversity, the Coalition for Supporting Free Speech and Activism, and the Community for Responsibility and Belonging.
The OMA was there to record the panel!
Date: January 23, 2019
Location:Student Experience Center, OSU Campus
Panelists: Raven Waldron, Azeem Hussaini, Darius Northern, Sienna Kaske, and William Miller
Moderators: Jonathan Stoll and Yiqiu Cai
There were about 70 people in attendance at the event!