Take a Stand Rally

The Take a Stand Rally, encouraging students to be advocates for social change, was held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Danforth University Center courtyard.

Student groups take part in the Take a Stand Rally to discuss issues that face our society.

More than 20 student groups involved in election issues, politics and voting presented and discussed what they do.

The event opened with a moment of silence to commemorate the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and included activities, tables and interactive displays. Student speakers will addressed the audience from 11:30 a.m.-noon.

“We really want to provide a way for student groups who focus on issues related to politics and the debate to find creative ways to get their messages to the rest of the student body,” said Deb Salls, executive director of the Campus Y. “We want to provide space for student groups that deal with the critical advocacy issues in our world to promote those activities.”

Student groups could apply for funding up to $200 for supplies to help them accomplish the goal of a creative presentation.

The event was sponsored by the Vice Presidential Debate Programming Committee. For more information, contact Salls at dsalls@ymcastlouis.org.

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