Don’t Stop Believing


As you may recall from my previous blog post, my university hosted an It’s On Us rally this past week to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence on college campuses. The afternoon was filled with performances and speeches by student activists, including a powerful performance by the students of Spoken Word, who used to poetry to recite facts and statistics regarding violence on campus. A few exceptionally courageous survivors also shared their stories in front of the entire audience. Other survivors, many of whom had never met before, shared phone numbers and e-mail addresses, offering their support to each other. And then of course, there was Joe Biden.

When I heard that Joe Biden would be speaking, I expected he would give a short cookie cutter speech that would give him just enough publicity but not really mean much to the students in the audience. However, unlike most other…

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