Tuesday, December 9, 2014

UIS students demonstrate “Leadership lived."

I don’t know what it feels like to be an African American in the United States today.  I also don’t know what it feels like to be a police officer. But I am an American who believes deeply in the importance of citizenship and leadership. I’m seeing both today at UIS, as the attached photograph demonstrates.  If we’re going to make things better in our country in the wake of the traumatic recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City, we will need citizens and leaders like these UIS students – who are demonstrating their concerns peacefully and effectively on the UIS campus today. My congratulations to Robyn Crutchfield,  Lisa Gary, Tieshah Hawkins and other members of the UIS Black Student Union who organized the demonstration today. That’s what I call “Leadership lived.”