There’s a different kind of climate change occurring in our world today, and it has nothing to do with the environment. The global climate has recently switched from steady to unruly. There have been 298 attacks before November 20 this year. We also can’t forget the attacks on campus as well, such as at the University of Missouri and Yale. These are including global terrorist groups and one-man attacks such a the Planned Parenthood attack in Colorado.
This post is not to recount the terrors of what’s happening globally. This post is to inspire us on the SSU campus to be agents of change. You may think, “I’m just a student, what can I do?” There are plenty of things you can do. You have more power than you think.
These days, the battle to control the narrative happens in real time, and it involves anyone with a social media account.
College students have done numerous campaigns to enact social change and combat this poisonous climate. What can you do as a student? You can:
- Write to your elected officials
- Do a guerilla campaign on campus (think MASSPIRG’s chalk and signed sandwich)
- Host an event to discuss these issues
- Send money/help to refugees and victims
What will you do? Tweet @SSUECC what YOU can do to enact social activism on campus with the hashtag #SSU4Actvism.
The first step that you can take is attend the campus forum on the racial climate at SSU. Join the Diversity & Multicultural Affairs office along with SGA to identify priorities, create solutions, and move towards healing regarding the racial climate of the world and reduce racial tension.
The forum will be at Vets Hall at 3 p.m. on Monday, December 7.