Parker Chase, a junior majoring in linguistics, draws her sign, "Freedom of Movement." Faculty, staff and students created their own “freedom” signs in the Student Union lobby from a template provided by For Freedoms, a national artists group that fosters civic discussions through public art.
Tim Matthews (left) and Douglas Hoston, both from the UB Honors College, hold up their signs wishing for "Freedom from Bullying" and ""Freedom to Be You."
Jessica Seabury (left) and Marchon Hamilton II, both from Campus Ministries, work side by side on their signs.
The Student Union (left) and the Commons serve as a backdrop for the signs. #SpiritDay is a nation-wide day to wear purple and speak out against LGBTQ bullying and support LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. UB observed the day by collaborating with the national artists group For Freedoms to create the public art display.
Published October 24, 2018