SGA pushes for peace across the school
Blair Congress, the Student Government Association (SGA)'s newest branch, has come up with a school-wide poster initiative to promote peace and ease racial tensions. Blair Congress created 10 different posters with sayings such as "Together We Stand" to hang up around the school for the Blair community to see.
Blair Congress's next step was to create a large poster with the saying: "love to all or we all fall" and obtain signatures from members of the Blair community. "We're going to write the main slogan of the campaign on a big white rollout poster and we're going to have people come sign it during lunch in the SAC," Melinchok said. Blair Congress then plans to hang the poster up in Blair Boulevard or the SAC so that Blazers can see the peaceful and inclusive community the school promotes. "The objective of the initiative is to unify Blair and to make sure that our school environment is always welcoming and friendly to all students," John said. The main agenda of the campaign, as Melinchok and John stated, is peace, and combating inconspicuous forms of racism and hateful speech through creating an accepting atmosphere at Blair.
The final important step in Blair Congress's plans is to have a series of student-led discussions regarding Islamophobia, race tensions, and microagressions in the Media Center. Blazers interested in getting involved with this initiative and similar ones can join Blair Congress. "Anyone can come to Congress, but it's led by the SGA and all class councils attend the meetings," John said.
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