Student Activists Working To Increase Campus Engagement and Tackle New Issues
The Million Hoodies Movement for Justice and the Sunrise Movement are continuing to be active on campus this year after officially forming last winter, while Grinnell United Activism Council (GUAC) members have upgraded their living space from a floor in Cleveland to an apartment in Cowles.
Malcolm Davis ’21 officially founded the Grinnell chapter of Million Hoodies, which aims to fight racial and economic injustice, with Jelani McCray ’21 last January, “because … there was not really a space for activism in a way that intersects with identity,” said Davis.
The Sunrise Movement is “all about climate activism,” said co-founder Hannah Dorf ’20. “It’s a lot of stuff about putting pressure on politicians because that’s where change is going to happen.