Rally for Respect and Racial Equality at Elon – May 12

A rally organized by student leaders from across the university takes place Tuesday, May 12, at 4:30 p.m. at Speakers Corner in front of Moseley Center.

The rally will include student stories, student speakers addressing why #blacklivesmatter is important, and students sharing about being better allies to minority students. Students will have an opportunity to sign a banner as a commitment to continue working and talking on these issues so that Elon can become a safe and supportive community for everyone.

“This rally is about Elon,” said Elon junior Avery Robin Steadman, the Student Government Association executive president. “It is about the beginning of a larger movement to change our culture. We need to speak up, we need to discuss, and we need to accept that we may feel uncomfortable while doing so.

“#WeAreElon and by attending this university, we pledge ourselves to honesty, integrity, responsibility and respect.”

“Respect” buttons will be distributed at College Coffee on Tuesday from 9:40-10:20 a.m.

The rally takes place weeks after large protests in Baltimore, Maryland, over the death of a 25-year-old black man in police custody, and closer to campus, following a racial slur heard by an African-American student that led to a Student Life investigation and another Elon student accepting responsibility for making the remark.