Eric Garner

December 11, 2014 - 11:25am
Peaceful movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and THE General Body inspire conversation on how social movements gain momentum and whether they will actually lead to justice.

In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, one of the best-selling films of the year, heroine Katniss Everdeen and the people of her society declare the violence and injustice that the Capitol has subjected them to must end, and that the people will keeping fighting back until it does end.

“If we burn, you burn with us,” she proclaims. 

December 9, 2014 - 9:35am
THE General Body supported the Monday afternoon protest, the third in one week.

Standing outside Hendricks Chapel on Monday afternoon, a group of protesters unfurled a big black banner. In white letters, their banner read, “This stops today.” The names of black victims in highly publicized police encounters were printed below. Among these was Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, and Eric Garner, who died in Staten Island, N.Y., in July after a police officer put him in a chokehold.

December 6, 2014 - 11:14am
Call-and-response chants rang out in front of Hendricks Chapel at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Freezing temperatures, some flurries and even SUNY-ESF’s graduation ceremony could not stop a group of Syracuse University students from making their voices heard on Friday. Nearly 50 students, representing a variety of races and ethnicities, gathered in front of Hendricks Chapel at 2 p.m.  to protest the lack of grand jury indictments in recent police officer brutality cases.