A panel of student-athletes spoke about racial identity during the Voices of Experience event Jan. 21 in the Emerson Suites.
“When you have been bought and sold for centuries and you have had prices put on your soul, the only thing you control is language,” Bradwell said.
The events of this year’s celebration are centered around “the ultimate weakness of violence,” a topic taken from King’s last book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”
“This is a college that really needs healing, and we need to help people of color and people of other marginalized identities affirm themselves,” Walker said.
“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.