Students march for awareness
Students from the State University of New York at Fredonia and some community members took part in a peaceful march from Barker Common in the village to campus on Saturday afternoon. According to organizers, the march was to spotlight a perceived lack of support that the administration has shown for the university’s black community. “The students are marching to make it known to SUNY Fredonia that we care about our fellow students, we care about the black students that are dealing with the effects of the continuous battle for equality,” the organizers stated in a news release. “We are marching to invoke change at our university that will make help our black students be more comfortable, confident and supported by our administration.” SUNY Fredonia hired Dr. Stephen Kolison Jr. in June to oversee the campus. A native of Liberia, Kolison has been on campus only since late August. Organizers said there were 120 people involved in the march.