Love March kicks off No Hate Week

For Immediate Release:  Nov. 9, 2016

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University students and local residents will kick off the second annual No Hate Week with a Love March Sunday, Nov. 13. Registration will start at 3 p.m. outside Scranton Commons and the walk will begin at Carver Hall at 3:15 p.m.

According to Marcei Woods, coordinator of Cultural Affairs and Student Support Services, No Hate Week brings the university and town together to promote mutual understanding and respect.

The Love March will feature remarks from one student and one local resident at each stop along the route —Carver Hall, the downtown fountain and the campus fountain at the Academic Quad. Student speakers are Gary Phillips, Vincent Phan and Jimmy Muwombi; community speakers are Dwayne Heisler, Elizabeth Dowd and Steve Engelhardt.

No Hate Week Events

  • “Listening to Students” with speaker Payton Head, policy and engagement fellow at the National Campus Leadership Council, Monday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. in Kehr Union, multipurpose A and B.
  • “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Kehr Union, Multicultural Center
  • “Shades of the Rainbow” with speaker Malik Muhammad, coordinator of sexual and gender diversity, and BU students, Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in Kehr Union, multipurpose A
  • Love celebration featuring free food, music and prizes, Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., in Kehr Union, multipurpose A.

No Hate Week is sponsored by the Coalition for Social Equity and the following BU organizations and groups: Cultural Affairs/Student Support Services, Multicultural Center, LGBTQA Resource Center, Greeks and other students. For information, contact Woods at 570-389-4091.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.