COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A group of students based in Colorado Springs is raising awareness about systemic racism in the United States by sharing posters around the community, neighborhoods and small businesses. The posters include QR codes linked to resources on how to donate, reach out to state senators and support the Black Lives Matter movement.
Sanavi Pillai, one of the organizers, says, "Due to the massive increase in awareness regarding systemic racism in our country, we as students decided that taking action was necessary to inform our community about the injustices that many people face. People have been able to come together and protest against racial discrimination in our country as well as take a stand against the use of excessive police force on citizens."
Pillai adds, "As Colorado Springs natives, it’s been inspiring to see so many people take initiative within our community. The fight against racial inequality, systemic oppression and the lack of police accountability are all significant issues. To make a difference, we feel that it is necessary to bring awareness to this issue."
Seven students, Noopur Naik, Nidhi Unnikrishnan, Sachi Rohilla, Shalaka Natu, Urja Hurkute, Apoorva Kanekal, Sanavi Pillai, are committed to bringing more awareness regarding racial injustice through the posters. For a link to the digital poster, click here.