Following our migration/immigration meeting, Futures would like to continue the discussion by inviting you to Butterflies for Justice. For many people around the world, butterflies are a symbol for immigration rights. Art is a powerful force for justice movement building by creating a narrative of inclusion in the community. Join us in creating paper butterflies to be hung throughout campus and Ithaca. Come show your support for migrants, immigrants, refugees, and friends.
The event is in partnership with Ithaca Murals inspired by art by Oakland artist Favianna Rodriguez.
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Futures Co-Sponsored a guest speaker event that welcomed former Israeli soldier and current Director at the Researching American-Israeli Alliance, Eran Efrati. Efrati spoke about the military connection between the two countries and advocated for non-violence solutions in the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Futures organized a march along with Clare Norwalk that went from campus, downtown into the Ithaca Commons where an official chapter of the March For our Lives event occurred. Futures had a table and co-sponsored the event in which we engaged with the community of Ithaca. It was a huge success and the speakers were inspirational.
At night we had a social in which we raised money for the March For our Lives charity. We thank everyone who came out to support this cause. The fight is not over but momentum is with the youth.