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K-State Today

April 27, 2018

Take Back Our Lives

Submitted by Chelsea Turner

Flyer for the event

At 6 p.m. Monday, April 30, on Bosco Plaza, FIRE, a registered student organization, will lead its second Take Back Our Lives rally and march.

Take Back Our Lives marks the current political moment as one that requires a fight for our lives, for life without systemic abuse, exploitation, gun violence, genocide, police murder, rape, incest, sexual coercion, poverty, settler-colonialism, military occupation and war, environmental racism, white supremacy, walls and mass deportations, transphobia, homophobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, heteropatriarchy and all the other weaponry used to take us from our selves.

The event will begin with an open mic rally at on Bosco Plaza and terrace of the K-State Student Union, followed by a march through Aggieville, and concluding with a block party back on Bosco Plaza where K-Staters may enjoy more open mic time, poetry, music and food. All are welcome.

This year, Chicago-based black lesbian spoken word artist and poet e. nina jay, author of the recently released "Body of Rooms," will join the event to help kick off the rally and march.

Thank you to the Department of American Ethnic Studies, the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies, Leadership Studies, LGBT Resource Center and the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies for co-sponsoring this event.