Man on the Street: Students call for more activism on campus
Activism, regardless of cause, is a major topic on college campuses across the country. During September, two large protests, in addition to a student-led Black Lives Matter march, made presence at UH.
When members of the Westboro Baptist Church came to protest the Gender Infinity Conference on Sept. 16, they were met with opposition from students and community volunteers. Many of these counter-protesters said they criticize the organization for its messages that are often described as “hateful.”
Later that day, UH students marched through campus demanding justice for the controversial nationwide deaths at the hands of police officers.
On Sept. 24, Black Lives Matter: Houston marched from MacGregor Park through UH campus to Texas Southern University. Among shouts urging for equality was the call for young people, especially college students, to get involved in the movement.