On Thursday, September 25, the students and faculty walked in the moccasins of 85 years of history, from the discrimination against blacks and Jews to females and gays.
“To listen to another story, is to learn what it is like to walk in their moccasins,” said John Rosengren.
Rosengren, an award-winning journalist and author of eight books, opened the evening with this quote, as he told a story about his life in the 90s as a drug counselor for a high school. It was here where Rosengren began to recognize discrimination in the school system, when a student named Alex, who wore his favorite Chicago Bulls cap, was bullied and called a “nigger” by a white student. Alex felt rejected for being black and the story that Alex told, allowed Rosengren to walk in Alex’s moccasins. That evening each audience member walked with Rosengren in those moccasins.