Past 10 p.m. on a Monday night, a group of about thirty VCU students met in the Student Media Center on Broad Street. Crowding the facility, the students talked of injustice while they used sharpies to scribble messages to the likes of “Black Lives Matter” on cardboard.
On Sunday, August 17, one soft-spoken poet led a group of more than 200 people from Monroe Park to the steps of the John Marshall court building in a rally called “Operation: Injustice (We Stand with Ferguson).”
Two rallies will take place in the VCU area in response to the death of an unarmed Michael Brown, shot Saturday by an unnamed Ferguson PD officer.
The VCU men’s basketball team finished last season with an overall record of 26-9, after finishing second in the Atlantic Ten and being ousted in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Richmond offers students more than just summer classes, work and a hot sun. In June, July and August, the city will host a number of festivals that VCU students can afford. Here are just some of the summer activities and festivals available to the students still in town.