Tag: Black Survivors Coalition

Black Survivors Coalition Pushes the Boundaries of Student Activism

Black Survivors Coalition Pushes the Boundaries of Student Activism

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04/11/2020

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault  For Georgetown’s survivors of sexual assault, sometimes direct action is the only way to get results. When members of the Black Survivors Coalition (BSC) occupied Healy Hall on Feb. 24, they planned to remain until the administration met their demands for improved sexual assault resources. They would be…

Panel of administrators meets with students, sit-in enters fifth day

Panel of administrators meets with students, sit-in enters fifth day

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02/28/2020

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. A panel of administrators met with students and members of the Black Survivors Coalition (BSC) on Feb. 28 to deliver concrete commitments based on the group’s demands. This meeting comes after five consecutive days of sit-ins that began Feb. 24. Georgetown College Dean Christopher Celenza, Vice President for…

Support Georgetown’s Black Survivors

Support Georgetown’s Black Survivors

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02/27/2020

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault  ************************************************************************************************************************* It is extraordinarily powerful to watch determined students demand their rights before senior members of the university administration. Members and supporters of the Black Survivors Coalition have been occupying Healy Hall since Feb. 24 to protest the university’s inadequate response to demands for improved sexual assault resources…

Black Survivors Coalition sit-in enters second and third days

Black Survivors Coalition sit-in enters second and third days

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02/26/2020

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault Update 8:51 pm: Rosemary Kilkenny, vice president of institutional diversity and equity, released an email on behalf of the administration, affirming its commitment to address all 10 of the Black Survivors Coalition’s demands. Kilkenny recognized the work of the protesters, saying, “we see these commitments as the start of…

Black Survivors Coalition Occupies Healy Hall

Black Survivors Coalition Occupies Healy Hall

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02/25/2020

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault The Black Survivors Coalition gathered in Red Square on Feb. 21 to protest the administration’s inadequate response to their list of demands dropped off at university President John DeGioia’s office on Jan. 27. A week of sit-ins in front of DeGioia’s office in Healy Hall began on Feb….

Black Survivors Coalition demands improved sexual assault resources

Black Survivors Coalition demands improved sexual assault resources

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02/02/2020

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault  Georgetown’s Black Survivors Coalition delivered a letter, titled #GeorgetownDoesntCare, to university President John DeGioia’s office on Jan. 27 with a list of demands to improve Georgetown’s resources for black survivors of sexual assault. The coalition’s first demand was the administration’s public response to the letter by Friday, Jan….

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