Co-op News & Achievements
After reading “In The Matters of Color: Race and the American Legal Process” by A. Leon Higginbotham ‘49, a group of Purdue alumni started a petition on Change.org to rename Elliot Hall – named for former president Edward C. Elliot who opposed improving the living conditions of Black student housing at Purdue University.
Shadia Alvarez ’96, Senior Vice President for Equity and Strategic Development and Executive Director of the Coretta Scott King Center discusses what Juneteenth means on the Antioch campus, how it is celebrated, and what Antioch is doing to acknowledge and reflect on denouncing racism on campus.
For Black History Month, the 365 Project will share one video each week that takes viewers on a journey through Yellow Springs to learn about land ownership of Blacks in the past up to the present. In their most recent video, the 365 Project take a walk through Antioch College’s campus and the surrounding area.
Antioch College announces that June 19—Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States—will be recognized annually as an official holiday. The campus community will be encouraged to observe the holiday in reflection, celebrations, and action.