Fresh Paint for the Pride and Black Lives Matter Crosswalks

A new academic year calls for a fresh coat of paint! Students and staff repainted the Pride and Black Lives Matter crosswalks outside of the IDX Student Life Center earlier this fall.

The Student Government Association (SGA), Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Women’s & Gender Center, Include+, and Shades of Me joined together to celebrate the diversity of identities represented by students on the Champlain College campus.

“As someone who exists at the intersections of racism, transphobia, and
queerphobia, I’m proud to see these physical representations of our collective commitment to fighting systems of oppression, here on campus and beyond,” said SGA Director of Diversity & Engagement Jayy Covert ’21 (they/them) during the event’s opening remarks.

“Now, let’s ensure that our commitment is not just paint on asphalt, but is real, meaningful action,” they added.

Students and staff show off the newly painted LGBTQ+ crosswalk outside of the IDX Student Life Center.
Hawa Adan ’21 // Social Work is all smiles while painting the Black Lives Matter crosswalk.
We love when students and staff collaborate on campus projects. Here are Shelsea Henry ’21 // Marketing and Director of Student Engagement Liza Mazzariello.
A beautiful day to paint a crosswalk!
Students from all class years participated in the painting.
Teamwork makes the dream work! Pictured at the center is Jayy Covert ’21 // Secondary Teacher Education and Psychology.
Teamwork makes the dream work, take two.
Jadah Bearden ’22 // Law represented Shades of Me, Champlain’s women of color affinity group.
The LGBTQ+ crosswalk showcases colors of both the Pride and transgender flags.
Thank you to Nic Anderson and all other Champlain staff that help make the annual crosswalk painting a success!
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