Alum Ruth Kehinde speaks up at the United 3 flag ceremony

By Ruth Kehinde1851 Contributor

Ruth Kehinde, ’21, holds the United 3 flag in Arnow quad during the annual Lasell U-Celebration after giving a speech to the Lasell community. Photo courtesy of Jesse Tauriac

During a celebration of the United 3 flag on September 14, alumni Ruth Kehinde presented a speech on the importance of the unity between the BLM and PRIDE movements. In her address to the Lasell community, Kehinde stressed the importance of these movements, and thanked Lasell for choosing to pursue greatness in raising the United 3 flag.

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Black Lives Matter here and everywhere

By Katie Peters, Claire Crittendon & Meghan CarrollEditors-in-Chief & News Editor

A Black Lives Matter sign sits in an Auburndale resident’s front yard. Photo by Katie Peters

On May 25, the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd at the hands of then-police officer Derek Chauvin set off nationwide protests, bringing to light racial in- justice and police brutality that Black Americans face. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was established in 2013 following the deaths of two Black men killed by police, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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