Most of you know of the case of Emma Sulkowicz who was raped at Columbia university. Sulkowicz committed to carry around the mattress where the crime took place until the university expelled her rapist. Activism, performance art and a compelling articulation of the burdens that survivors of sexualized violence carry.
Sulkowicz graduated and walked across the stage in her gown carrying that mattress. Worth a moment of reflection to look at the administrators who simply gape at her and her colleagues who help carry the mattress. If you want to know which administrators to fire, start with the ones that won’t shake Sulkowicz’s hand as she completes her degree. Please note the crowd volume for Sulkowicz.
Stick around for the short video on the Black Student Union’s die-in at the tree lighting ceremony.