Capital University students hosted a Unity March on Tuesday, in order to bring awareness to the recent hate crimes committed on campus.
We marched around the campus for about 15 minutes, screaming chants that sometimes faded out into silence. I’ve been to a couple of these- and in comparison this one was much more chill. I appreciated the action though. The people leading the march really tried to keep it as unpolitical as possible- even if everyone knew why they were there. It was also nice to see the administration get involved and show up for the students.
I can’t help but think that this is real education. It’s one thing to sit in a classroom, it’s another thing to show up and put up. Capital University seems to consistently do that where it counts. The March itself was put together by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Campus Pride, but I love going to a school where students are passionate about the issues- and supported by the institution.