Topics: Campus Y
The YMCA was established at UNC in 1859 with a mission to uphold the morals of the University and promote Christian brotherhood. It was regarded as a place of religious dialogue and emphasis. The Campus Y is composed of a number of committees and special projects that focus on a particular social justice issue.
The Campus Y has been a leader in social justice issues since it was founded. Together with the Black Student Movement, Campus Y helped the predominantly black cafeteria staff rally for wage increases during the food workers’ strike of 1968-69. The group was at the forefront of causes such as desegregation, civil rights, women’s equality, environmental rights and Vietnam War protests. During the speaker ban controversy of 1963-68, Campus Y leaders challenged the ban on Communist speakers Herbert Aptheker and Frank Wilkinson.
Student government isn’t the only organization looking for fresh faces on Tuesday.
During winter break, the Campus Y designated its bathrooms as gender-neutral.
Despite the Board of Governor’s decision to shut down attempts at gender neutral housing, students have continued to try to make smaller gains for the cause.
Long-term projects that deal with social justice in any way — such as minority empowerment or gender equality — are eligible for a grant from the program.
However, clubs aiming to promote social justice could get financial help from the Campus Y’s YFund, which received a $10,000 grant last spring that campus groups can benefit from.
When a Carolina Kickoff camper approached A.J. Karon asking why there was no Campus Y committee dedicated to gender equality, Karon decided to do something about it.
Groups across campus are coming together this week to promote a campaign to help end the derogatory use of the words “retard” and “retarded.”
Students from around the Atlantic Coast Conference are gathering in Washington, D.C. today to represent their schools’ interests directly to members of Congress.
The poster was decorated in broken hearts. “Hey, UNC,” it read. “Tell coal that we are never, ever getting back together.”
Campus Y committees will be holding a series of events through this Friday to advocate for Human Rights Week.
The candidates running unopposed for co-presidents of the Campus Y want to make social justice accessible.
When football Coach Herman Boone wanted to buy a “Remember the Titans” poster, he was outraged that it cost $350.
Tables in the Pit are set up with scarves, earrings, bracelets and other accessories. Behind every piece of jewelry is a story — a person and a way to make a living.
Chancellor Holden Thorp spoke candidly with students Monday afternoon about his time in office and his hopes for his replacement.
Although Tbilisi, the capital of the Republic of Georgia, is more than 6,000 miles away from Chapel Hill, some activists from both locations share similar concerns about their political systems.
Instead of going to parties, some students will be sleeping outside this Friday night in cardboard boxes in the Pit.
Poverty Action Week emphasizes building relationships within the community — especially between students and some of the most marginalized community members. This week is Poverty Action Week, led by Homeless Outreach Poverty Eradication, a committee of the Campus Y.
Nearly a month after its new leadership took office, the Campus Y is beginning to establish a vision for a more inclusive social justice movement.
Facebook and ShamWow have a lot in common.
Neither of these products would have been possible without their founders’ conviction and teamwork, venture capitalist Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande said.
Deshpande, who spoke about social entrepreneurship Tuesday afternoon at the Campus Y, has a net worth of $7.6 billion.
Sprout, a new student-run business venture created by Nourish International, opened for business this week, delivering local produce to campus for participants once a week for a six-week season.
Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center are focusing on the facts behind Amendment One, and they want the University to do the same.