'Solidarity and Love' rally to offer comfort after election, support marginalized students
A “Solidarity and Love” rally will be held today for those upset or angry after last night’s election from 2 to 5 p.m. in front of the Charles V. Park Library today.
Hosted by Students Advocating Gender Equality, an RSO devoted to women’s empowerment, the rally is meant to “show that (SAGE) supports their fellow marginalized chips in this divisive time,” according to the Facebook event page.
Saginaw senior Kaye Reimers, co-president of SAGE, said it’s important to show students won’t be divided by this election. She said SAGE believes in survivors of sexual assault, "that Black Lives Matter" and that LGBTQ+ rights are “here to stay.”
"People need comfort because there is a sense of hopelessness. We were so close to the first woman President and we lost that to a racist and sexist bully,” she said. “As a woman I feel upset because I know a Republican controlled House, Senate and president will try to restrict my basic freedoms. Who knows what is going to happen four years from now? There is so much fear and uncertainty so we need to show support and solidarity.”