A protest took place in downtown St. Louis this past Saturday in response to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on immigration, commonly referred to as the “Muslim ban,” and other anti-immigration and anti-refugee acceptance policies.
Nationwide protests against President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration—which has been called a “Muslim ban”—and other immigration policies spread to the Clayton, Mo. offices of Senator Roy Blunt this past Wednesday.
Protests erupted at major airports across the country over the weekend after an executive order signed by President Donald Trump Friday barred people traveling from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.
Students and faculty are preparing a counter protest in response to a planned demonstration by the Westboro Baptist Church of this weekend’s Transgender Spectrum Conference.
A group of about 30 mostly white University City residents took part in a Black Lives Matter march around the Delmar Loop, stopping at the Chuck Berry statue outside of Fitz’s for a short rally on Saturday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.
In response to the latest nationwide string of instances of police brutality, a group of over 40 black Washington University students occupied and effectively shut down Bear’s Den Friday evening. Protestors organized in an effort to vocalize concerns with the University’s lack of response to such instances—as well as feelings of invisibility in the Washington University community.
Washington University’s early history with racial integration was a rocky one. In the late 1800s, with the onset of Jim Crow segregation throughout the nation, institutions like Wash. U. that had previously accepted black students, however infrequently, completely barred their doors to them.
Students in this day and age are taking the credo of John Lewis—“Get in the way”—to heart and it’s working. But what is it working towards?
With chants of “Pay our teachers” and “We support adjuncts,” protesters organized by the Student-Worker Alliance (SWA) demonstrated outside the Danforth University Center on Friday, calling for improved wages and working conditions for adjunct faculty at Washington University.
Two Israeli soldiers spoke in Seigle Hall on Sunday about their lives as Israelis and the Arab-Israeli conflicts as a part of the StandWithUs tour, hosted by Washington University’s Students for Israel.