Shine A Light On Slavery Day

Thursday, February 27th, OKWU students celebrated “Shine a Light On Slavery Day,” joining in End It Movement’s campaign to spread the message of modern day slavery and proclaim “Freedom.”

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As a global pursuit, the campaign’s purpose is to bring the world together by having people draw a simple red “X” on their hand, symbolizing no more ignorance of slavery and therefore taking a personal stand against the offense.

 

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OKWU’s Orange Movement, therefore, answered the call with enthusiasm and the students responded with gusto. With a photo booth set up on campus in the middle of lunch and dinner traffic, the students who participated took pictures and launched a social media “End It” blitz. From red “X”s on hands to large props and elaborate poses, the campaign successfully captured the heart of the movement.

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To very appropriately quote senior Skyler Wittman: “I’ll smile when slavery is over.”

 

 

 

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