Community members and nonprofits gathered at the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday to launch Our Mnisota: A Shared Vision for a Racially Equitable State.
Minnesota students are walking out of class Friday in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president.
The walkouts are happening at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College as part of a citywide call to action by the “Resist from Day One Coalition.” Graduate student Matt Boyton, an organizer with Students for a Democratic Society, said they’re protesting national politics, but also discrimination on campus.
“The university markets itself as an increasingly diverse place,” he said, “but what we’ve actually seen is increased hostility towards people of color and women, and non-heterosexual people on campus.”
The walkout, rally and march are being organized by a coalition of student groups on various campuses. The rally is to begin at 1 p.m. today in the front plaza of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Afterward, students will meet up with the Resist from Day One Coalition Mega March.
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