March on Hannah brings list of demands to administration
The March on Hannah brought more than 100 people together on Tuesday to deliver a list of demands to the Hannah Administration Building.
At 10 a.m. Tuesday, MSU faculty, staff, students and others gathered in Erickson Hall to walk to the Hannah Administration Building after members of the College of Education were "inspired and heartened" by recent action taken by student groups and faculty, according to the event's Facebook page.
Terah Venzant Chambers, an associate professor in the College of Education, kicked off the march with a short speech, explaining educators wanted to do "something that signified action."
From there, marchers made their way to the steps of the Hannah Administration Building. Once there, several students volunteered to speak.
Kenzie Eileen, an elementary education student who also helped organize the March for Survivors and Change at MSU, talked about the importance of education in influencing change.
Eileen referred to a Nelson Mandela quote that says "education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
"As educators, we need to do that," Eileen said. "We need to tell the Board of Trustees that there's a difference between sympathy and empathy."
The march wrapped up with marchers taping teal cards that read "I march for" to the Hannah Administration Building, while some faculty in the College of Education delivered a formal letter.