SIUE’s Students for Justice in Palestine Stand with the Fallen
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) manned an informational booth Friday to memorialize the people killed in Palestine since Oct. 1.
Black cutouts in the shape of foot prints were taped to a portion of the floor in the basement of the Morris University Center. “We put down 30 foot prints last night, but as of this morning, there were three more people killed,” said Lara Jennings, former SJP student member and current SIUE East St. Louis Center Math & Science staff member.
“There has been increased violence in Palestine, and we want to educate people about it,” Jennings continued. “So we decided to have a ‘Stand with the Fallen’ memorial. We also have a petition for people to sign that says we want U.S. and its leaders to commit to nonviolent solutions.”
“The U.S. media doesn’t show the innocent people being killed in Palestine,” said Jade Baumgarten, SJP president and junior majoring in geography education. “We are holding this memorial in conjunction with the International Solidarity Wave BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanctions) going on across the world.”
Lara Jennings, former member of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), explains some points about the “Stand with the Fallen” memorial.
SIUE’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) manned an informational booth on Friday.