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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.
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.
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...

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
Around 30 people gathered for the rally at the OHR across from the State Theatre in downtown Ithaca to listen to various speakers from Black Lives Matter Ithaca and show public support for the facility.

Black Lives Matter holds rally for the Office of Human Rights

By Elizabeth Henning, Contributing Writer September 12, 2018
The Black Lives Matter group in Ithaca organized a rally for the Office of Human Rights (OHR) in Tompkins County on Sept. 11.
Part-time, full-time contingent faculty and supporters hold protest outside of the main campus entrance on Feb. 20, 2017.

Faculty unions rally to send a message to prospective students

By Grace Elletson, News Editor February 20, 2017
Students held a sit-in to support contingent faculty at Ithaca College, while the Tompkins County Workers' Center held a rally outside on Feb. 20.
Ithaca locals rally to support Planned Parenthood

Ithaca locals rally to support Planned Parenthood

By Matt Maloney, Assistant Multimedia Editor February 12, 2017
Citizens of Ithaca take part in a protest in favor of planned parenthood.
A crowd gathers for a rally Jan. 28 on The Commons to protest President Donald Trumps recent Muslim ban, which restricts travelers and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

Ithaca rally held to galvanize support for immigrants

By Kendyl Bennett, Multimedia Editor January 31, 2017

Ithaca residents and students gather Jan. 28 on The Commons to protest President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, which was signed Jan. 27.

Students marched from Textor Hall down to The Ithaca Commons to raise awareness for sexual assault prevention and to honor survivors.

Ithaca community marches to take back the night

By Annie Estes, Staff Writer May 1, 2016
These “survivor speak-outs” were the focus of Ithaca’s 37th annual Take Back the Night, an event held at 7 p.m. April 29 to raise awareness about sexual assault and to support and honor survivors.
Junior Tate Johnson addressed the crowd of an anti-racism rally held Dec. 11 at Free Speech Rock at Ithaca College, during which attendees voiced their criticisms of President Tom Rochon. Rochon was called upon to speak at the event.

Success with addressing campus racial issues varies nationwide

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer April 27, 2016
During the Fall 2015 semester, colleges and universities across the country were rocked by student protests addressing racial tensions on campuses. Ithaca College was also affected by these issues, and it is among many other institutions that are now trying to heal their communities while also facing losses in enrollment and retention.
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