In the town of Bloomsburg, it is sometimes difficult to see acceptance and an appreciation for differences. This was not the case today at the No Hate March. Race wasn’t an issue and all sexual orientations were accepted as approximately 40 students marched from Carver Hall to the campus fountain and back.
At 2 p.m. on the steps in front of Carver Hall, a moment of silence was held for the recent terrorist attacks on Paris. It was a somber moment that recognized the purpose of the march. Anger and fear breed hate. Instead, love should be the focus.
As the students marched, a banner was held at the front that read ‘NO HATE.’ While walking, various chants were shouted including ‘No Hate, Appreciate’ and ‘Who’s lives matter? All lives matter.’
At the fountain, one of the students who organized the event spoke about her hopes for the rest of the week and her appreciation for those who joined the march.
The rest of the weeks No Hate programs are listed below.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. — “Fearing Hatred from the Sky,” presented by Bree Newsome, community organizer and activist who removed the Confederate Flag from South Carolina, KUB Multipurpose 345
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. — “What is Hate?” panel discussion with BCS, MSA, IMPACT, PCM, KUB Multipurpose 345
Thursday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m. — Celebration of Equality, KUB Fireside Lounge. Free food
#BUnotahater will be used for the remainder of the week to show support for diversity, acceptance, and love.