From Diane Scovill, MCTC Physical Education instructor:
I want to invite you all personally to join MCTC Green Dot for a unity march on Wednesday, Nov 18.
March with us to UNITE!
We too often stay in our academic lanes and only pass each other occasionally. The Green Dot Unity March is a chance to break out of our lanes and march together for something bigger than ourselves—for something hard to define and to achieve, but worth coming together anyway. We march as people who are striving for peace and justice. We march to build bridges. We march to be seen. We march to make our interests known. We are marching to bring people together and make every member of our community safe through our connection and our work.
You could march because you have lost someone to violence. You could march because you have tried to find other people who feel like you do and you don’t know how to find them. You can march because you need the exercise. Please march. There is nothing like being part of Green Dot—growing a movement that supports the creation of environments that are safe for every member of our community.
Marching is one action step. Certainly we have many more steps to take to make a lasting change. First, we have to find each other and we have to give each other hope.
A rally will start at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 in the T Skyway. We will be making signs for the march with the Feminists Organizing Change student club. If you want to bring a picture of a loved one to be part of this march please do so. We will hold a brief remembrance at 12:15 p.m. and the march will begin at 12:45 p.m. The route will proceed inside campus buildings, and we will also move outside depending on the weather.
- Who: Students, staff, neighbors, faculty, businesspeople, police people and everyone else
- What: Pledge to stand up to violence
- Where: T Skyway
- When: Sign making at 11:00 a.m. Remembrance at 12:15 p.m. March at 12:45 p.m.
There is nothing else we do that brings students, faculty, staff and the neighborhood together. Let’s keep the spirit going.
You can connect with the MCTC Green Dot group on their Facebook page.