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Take Back the Night

May 3, 2023

On Friday April 28, students, faculty and staff from Ithaca College, Cornell University, Lehman Alternative Community School and members of the Ithaca community gathered on The Commons for the annual Take...

About 100 members of the Ithaca community gathered at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on The Commons to rally in support of the right to an abortion. Protestors held signs that read, “Abortion is a human right,” “Women should have more bodily autonomy than a corpse,” “I stand with Planned Parenthood,” “Safe abortions save lives” and “Not your body, not your life, not your business.” 

Ithaca community protests draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

By Alexis Manore and Elijah de Castro May 5, 2022
Despite legal precedent and public opinion, the United States Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe v. Wade. May 3 the Ithaca community gathered in protest. 
The Ukrainian community of Ithaca and its allies gathered in the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons March 6 to protest the Russian invasion.

Ukrainian community of Ithaca protests Russian invasion

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor March 8, 2022
The Ukrainian community of Ithaca and its allies gathered in the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons March 6 to protest the Russian invasion.
Downtown Summer Concert series returns to Ithaca Commons

Downtown Summer Concert series returns to Ithaca Commons

By Eva Salzman, Life and Culture Editor August 25, 2021
Noon Fifteen performs Aug. 19 at the Bernie Milton Pavillion on The Commons for approximately 200 people.
On April 22, a large crowd gathers on The Commons despite the snow to participate in the Earth Day Rally organized by Sunrise Ithaca.

Climate activists rally on The Commons for Earth Day

By Brendan Iannucci and Mikayla Elwell April 26, 2021
Ithaca residents and students attended an Earth Day rally organized by the Ithaca Sunrise movement April 22 on The Commons.
“Whose pavilion? Our pavilion!” and “Black Lives Matter,” rang across the Bernie Milton Pavilion on The Commons in Ithaca on Oct. 24.

Hundreds of protestors show up to oppose Back the Blue rally

By Skylar Eagle, Senior Writer October 29, 2020
On Oct. 24, the Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America held a Festival Against Hate in response to a Back the Blue rally, resulting in a tense face-off.
Protesters hold up signs expressing their opposition to President Trumps recent declaration of a national emergency at the Mexico border. The rally took place on Presidents Day Feb. 18.

Locals protest Trump’s national emergency declaration

By Ryan King, Assistant News Editor February 18, 2019
Some locals took to the Commons Feb. 18 to protest President Donald Trump’s recent declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on
Students of color hold signs at the Oct. 24 Black Lives Matter solidarity march. The march began on The Commons and ended at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.

Local Black Lives Matter event draws new people into movement

By Melanie De Lima, Contributing Writer October 28, 2015
“Black lives matter.” “I can’t breathe.” “No justice, no peace, no racist police.” Around 300 people chanted these phrases during a Black Lives Matter solidarity march Oct. 24 that started from the Bernie Milton Pavilion on The Commons and went down Seneca and Tioga Streets to Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.
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