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Six speakers from IC Rise Up presented their list of demands that aim to improve the experiences of students of color at Ithaca College. KALYSTA DONAGHY-ROBINSON/THE ITHACAN

IC Rise Up presents its demands for the college

April 14, 2023

[slideshow_deploy id='47239']   As members of the Ithaca College community gathered April 12 in the Campus Center, IC Rise Up distributed a list of eight demands for the college and proceeded...

Written statements highlighting personal accounts from students of color about experiences of microaggressions, racism and discrimination were collected, printed, and posted by IC Rise Up, a student group that primarily functions through its Instagram page.

Students of color share experiences in IC Rise Up campaign

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor March 3, 2023
Printed statements appeared across the IC campus March 2 and 3, highlighting personal accounts from students of color about experiences of discrimination.
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. 
Laura Lewis, acting Mayor of Ithaca, delivers a proclamation recognizing the power structures that leave groups vulnerable to sexual violence and the need in the Ithaca community to support survivors, especially those from marginalized groups.

Students march at Take Back the Night after two years online

By Clare Shanahan and Olivia Stanzl May 4, 2022
April 29 Ithaca College students marched to The Commons for the 43rd annual Take Back the Night event in Ithaca after two years of online observation.
Zillah Eisenstein, professor emerita in the Department of Politics at Ithaca College, was one of the speakers at the rally and talked about the importance of not only keeping abortions legal, but also making them accessible. 

Ithaca community members rally for reproductive rights

By Alyshia Korba, Senior Writer October 6, 2021
Community members from Cornell University, Ithaca College and the greater Ithaca area rallied for reproductive rights Oct. 2.  
Students voice their opposition to the faculty cuts at a protest organized by the Open the Books coalition Feb. 22. Protesters held a banner at the crosswalk outside the Peggy Ryan Williams Center.

Students protest faculty cuts with sign display at PRW

By Jordan Broking, Staff Writer February 23, 2021
The Open the Books coalition held a fifth protest demanding financial transparency regarding faculty and program cuts.

IC community holds protest against upcoming faculty cuts

November 16, 2020

Students for Labor Action hosted a rally Nov. 14 at Ithaca College to protest the Academic Program Prioritization process and impending faculty and staff cuts.

Voters line up to cast their ballots early Oct. 25 at the Crash Fire Rescue in Ithaca.

Americans rally, protest and cast their votes

By The Ithacan Staff November 5, 2020

Rallies, protests and early-voting lines highlighted the weeks leading up to the 2020 general election. With voters able to send in their absentee ballots weeks ago and increased early voting in some states,...

Back the Blue rally generates counterprotest

October 29, 2020

On The Commons, two nonviolent protests chanted at each other. One was a Back the Blue rally, organized for the Ithaca Police. The other was a counterprotest for Festival Against Hate. Read the full...

National Recap: Protestors call for reform following Daniel Prudes death

National Recap: Protestors call for reform following Daniel Prude’s death

By John Turner, Opinion Editor September 7, 2020
Protests continued for the fifth night in Rochester, New York, with protestors calling for police reform in light of the death of Daniel Prude.
Rising junior Olivia Carpenter made face masks featuring a raised fist for herself and her father, Zavean Carpenter, to wear at a protest.

IC students participate in protests against police brutality and racism

By Alyshia Korba, Assistant News Editor June 27, 2020
Ithaca College students are participating in protests across the country to speak out against police brutality and racism against Black individuals.
Hundreds of protestors gathered on The Commons on May 31 to memorialize George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody, and protest against police violence against black people. This was the first gathering, which will be held weekly.

Ithaca community gathers to protest police brutality

By Madison Fernandez, Editor in Chief May 31, 2020
Floyd’s death has been a catalyst for people around the nation to come together to protest the killing of black individuals.
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