Event Title

What to do When the March is Over

Presenter Information

Hailey McNally, Seattle University

Publication Date

2020

Start Date

22-8-2020 10:35 AM

End Date

22-8-2020 11:00 AM

Moderator

Chelsea Arnold

Description

I knew that moving to Seattle one year ago to pursue school would offer me many opportunities. However, I was not aware to what extent. I have had personal growth within academics, extracurricular activities, and most importantly understanding what role I play in society. Although I was aware as a Caucasian individual, I had privileges in this world, I was unaware as to what extent. There are many privileges that I have due to simply the color of my white skin. Through the experiences of moving to a progressive city like Seattle and having had personal experiences in peaceful marches to support Black Lives Matter I feel passionate about vocalizing how other white individuals in our society can contribute to this movement. When the marches come to an end and the chanting of “Whose lives matter? Black lives matter!” become quite in the streets across the nation; How can a white individual continue to advocate for African American individuals?

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What to do When the March is Over

I knew that moving to Seattle one year ago to pursue school would offer me many opportunities. However, I was not aware to what extent. I have had personal growth within academics, extracurricular activities, and most importantly understanding what role I play in society. Although I was aware as a Caucasian individual, I had privileges in this world, I was unaware as to what extent. There are many privileges that I have due to simply the color of my white skin. Through the experiences of moving to a progressive city like Seattle and having had personal experiences in peaceful marches to support Black Lives Matter I feel passionate about vocalizing how other white individuals in our society can contribute to this movement. When the marches come to an end and the chanting of “Whose lives matter? Black lives matter!” become quite in the streets across the nation; How can a white individual continue to advocate for African American individuals?