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STUDENTS SHARE STORIES AND INSPIRATIONS AT THE DAVID C. DRISKELL CENTER

Written by Jordan Stovka, The Writer's Bloc

Photo Courtesy of Cassie Osvatics

Red picket signs flooded McKeldin Mall as far as the eye could see, encouraging students and staff to stand up to the many “–isms” that consume American society.

For many individuals, who feel their voices are marginalized, compensated and replaced with more prominent opinions, speaking out against racism, sexism, or heterosexism may seem like a lost cause.

Thursday evening, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion sponsored the third annual Driskell After Dark: Resistance, Hope & Justice in Art, Poetry & Song event at the David Driskell Center. 

Here, students had the opportunity to express their experiences of oppression and discrimination and tell inspiring stories of hope and resilience to an intimate group of eager, like-minded individuals.

Surrounded by African-American art displayed on the walls of the gallery and in glass display cases around the room, a microphone stood yearning to be blessed with deliveries of readings, songs or original poetry.

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Date of Publication: 
10/25/15