UNL students hold Justice for Jacob sit-in

UNL Black Student Union and Change Now LNK  teamed up to spread the word about racial justice on campus.
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(LINCOLN, Neb.) – A sit-in was held Wednesday, on the UNL campus, in honor of Jacob Blake.

“We had thought about doing things like in ethnic studies classes and in departments like that but realized that we would basically be preaching to the choir,” said Kiara Williams, Change Now LNK.  “So, we wanted to get out here where we could reach all students of all backgrounds of all majors.”

UNL Black Student Union and Change Now LNK  teamed up to spread the word about racial justice on campus.

This comes after Jacob Blake was shot in the back by police in Wisconsin on Sunday. Over a dozen sat together peacefully and held open conversations with students who joined the sit–in.

“I definitely feel free to use my voice,” said Meryi Ibrihim, UNL Black Student Union. “I think its been even better having other students who aren’t Black listen to us and I think this has been a very important time.”

The students plan to sit in each day this week at the Union Plaza to bring awareness to inequality.

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