In the wake of the Umpqua college shooting, Emerging Fellow for Equal Justice Andrew Lindsay issued the following statement on behalf of Roosevelt:
“In the wake of yet another shooting on a college campus, our thoughts lie with the friends, family, and community of the latest victims of the epidemic of gun violence in this nation. But, as Roosevelters, we are once again reminded that when the rules don’t work, it’s our responsibility to rewrite them. Not just rules that protect us from the consistent, senseless violence on college campuses today, but also rules that build safer, more connected college campuses. Today, we are given the opportunity to imagine, build, and secure our college campuses as the spaces of learning and civic engagement that they should be.
In the words of fellow Roosevelter Emma Copeland on June 23:
“The cycle of violence among students will never stop unless we truly change the policies surrounding our collegiate lives. In order to do that we must be part of the policy-making process.”