The Daily Eastern News

STAFF EDITORIAL: Remember, honor Black History Month

Staff Editorial

February 6, 2020

February marks Black History Month, and we at The Daily Eastern News want everyone to challenge themselves to go beyond the typical social construct of the month. This is the month to commemorate and celebrate the black people in history who have left their mark on the world and remember the strugg...

Students learn advocacy at activism workshop

Karissa Light, an intern with the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity, teaches students how to be an activist for various causes at Activism 101 Wednesday night in the Martinsville Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter

October 11, 2017

Activism can take many forms, as students learned in Activism 101 on Wednesday. Karissa Light, an intern for the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity, gave the presentation and spoke on six different topics of being an activist. Light started by discussing civil disobedience, the refusal to obey...

Workshop to teach students to be activists for any cause

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

October 10, 2017

Students can learn how to become an activist for the LGBTQA+ community or any cause at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Martinsville Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Being an activist is more than making signs or going to demonstrations, said Karissa Light, an intern with the Center for...

AIDS activist encourages openness about syndrome

The Rev. Rae Lewis-Thornton spoke out about her personal experience with HIV and AIDS at Whispers in the Dark Monday in the 7th Street Underground at Martin Luther King Jr. Union.

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

February 14, 2017

Unprotected sex with a man she thought she loved turned into a diagnosis of HIV for the Rev. Rae Lewis-Thornton. Now an HIV and AIDS activist, Lewis-Thornton spoke about her experiences Monday night while visiting Eastern for the second time. HIV is preventable, she said, and only people can save...

Student activism workshop emphasizes empathy, civility

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

February 6, 2017

The idea that university staff can support student activism that is both fearless and respectful was one message workshop participants heard as part of the EIUnity Diversity Conference. Workshop presenter Jessica Ward, assistant director for the Office of Student Standards, said activism is important...

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