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Your Call: Student movements making waves

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Student Black Lives Matter march

  On the January 7th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss student movements sweeping the nation. Last year protests erupted on college campuses across the country tackling racial discrimination, sexual assault, and student debt among other issues. In December, the University of California sold about $25 million of its prison stock shares after students’ calls for divestment. 

What waves are student movements making today? Are we in a new era of student activism? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Angus Johnston, a historian of American student organizing who teaches at the City University of New York

Sofie Karasek, an anti-sexual violence activist and a co-founder of End Rape on Campus

Anthony Williams, the prison divestment communications director and editor-in-chief for the Afrikan Black Coalition

Web Resources:

Afrikan Black Coalition

End Rape on Campus

Million Student March

Student Activism.net

Rolling Stones: There's No College P.C. Crisis: In Defense of Student Protesters

The Atlantic: The Renaissance of Student Activism

Times Higher Education: US student protests: why are they spreading?

The Daily Californian: UC sells shares in private prison companies after Black Student Unions release resolution

The Nation:  A Graphic History of Student Activism