Rutgers – Newark Black Student Caucus Hosts “Speak Up, Stand Up” Rally
NEWARK, NJ – Today, students at Rutgers University – Newark are joining the national movement of surrounding ending police brutality and state sanctioned violence. The Rutgers-Newark Black Student Caucus will be hosting the “Speak Up, Stand Up” Rally taking place at the Rutgers University-Newark Norman Samuels Plaza on August 1st, 2020 at beginning at 2:00 PM. This rally will feature voices from organizers, community representatives and student leaders. The demonstration is sponsored by several student organizations and community organizations, including the People’s Organization for Progress, the Newark NAACP, and the Black Organization of Students.
Students are hosting this rally to bring the community together to take a stand against police brutality and state-sanctioned violence and stand in solidarity with protestors and activists across the country fighting for the liberation of Black lives. This rally is also intended to garner and show support for the Black Student Caucus and their founding platform and list of demands presented to campus Administration. They expect notable speakers such as activist Larry Hamm, professor and candidate Dr. Akil Khalfani, and Newark NAACP President Deborah Smith-Gregory.
All are welcomed to attend. All attendees will be required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
The Black Student Caucus is a coalition of Black students and organizations at Rutgers – Newark who are committed to building community amongst Black people on campus, organizing to address shared challenges, and holding the University accountable for creating an institution that lives up to its values and supports its Black community members.