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BLM Protests Are Not at Fault for the Rising COVID-19 Cases

July 10, 2020

It is impossible to know if the rising number of COVID-19 cases is coming from protests or state reopenings, but the answer is most likely somewhere in the middle.

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Fordham Law Holds Discussion on Race and Protesting Injustice

June 19, 2020

The Fordham Law School hosted a talk on Zoom entitled "Protest, Police Violence and The Pandemic." The event covered the protests and Black Lives Matter movement.

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Fordham Students Protesting Across the Country for BLM

June 18, 2020

The murder of George Floyd has served as one of the many catalysts to fight back against a history of systemic oppression against Black people. Fordham students have joined in the nationwide protests urging for police abolition and the elimination of systemic racism.

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An All-Online Student Community Wrestles With Racial Injustice on Campus

June 7, 2020

As protests and demonstrations swept over the country, nearly all of Fordham’s online student circles engaged in the conversation. Social media platforms were buzzing with livestreams, stories, posts and comments about George Floyd and police violence. For once, it seemed like other people in America were listening.

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

June 3, 2020

Over the weekend, Urooj Rahman was arrested on federal charges after allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police car during the BLM protests.

Gen Z doesn't buy houses, eats too much avocado toast and may be hurting the social movements they seek to promote.

No Callbacks, No Tickets, Show Canceled: Ditching Performative Activism

October 16, 2019

Some facets of social justice, it seems, have lost their intellectual fire and retired to the often frivolous, repetitive echo chamber that is social media. Since when did social justice become about being social, and not about being just?

New Yorkers gathered in Columbus Circle on September 9 to protest Trump's decision to end DACA. (STEPHAN KOZUB/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Criticizes Trump’s DACA Decision

September 16, 2017

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s plan to phase out the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood ...

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Anti-Trump Protests Attract Students

November 16, 2016

Michael Appler, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’19, said that what he saw on the night of No...

Undoing Racism Collective Created in Wake of Ferguson

December 22, 2014

By JUSTIN REBOLLOStaff WriterPublished: December 10, 2014 In light of the recent riots in Ferguson, Mo. and protests in New York City that passed through Columbus Circle, the Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) community members established the Undoing Racism Collective, which met for the first time on Monday, Dec. 1. A...

S.A.G.E.S. Goes Public: A Look Behind The Protest

S.A.G.E.S. Goes Public: A Look Behind The Protest

November 4, 2014

By IAN McKENNA Features Editor Published: November 4, 2014 "I don't want to have to call people," Rachel ...

Student protestors in Golden, Colorado, shortly before the Oct. 2 Jefferson County School Board meeting. (Courtesy Amy Aletheia Cahill Via Flickr)

To the Colorado Student Protestors: Keep It Up

October 8, 2014

  By GUNAR OLSEN Staff Writer Published: October 8, 2014 For the past few weeks, hundreds of high school students in Denver suburbs have been protesting a proposal for an anti-protest curriculu...

People’s Climate March: A Short Journey for an Enduring Cause

September 21, 2014

  By ALANNA KILKEARY Contributing Writer Published: September 21, 2014 “Hey Obama, we don’t want no climate drama” was the chant that echoed through the Upper West Side early Sunday afternoon. Armed with colorful posters, men and women of all ages made their way from 86th Street by the National History Museum all the...