“ALANA has been around for 29 years.” according to Ronald Bryant III, the Director of Marketing for the Black Student Union. Bryant stated that the Peace Walk is about advocating unity within Oswego with the hopes that it will carry over to other cities.
The Peace Walk started at City Hall and The Oswego “D” Bus donated their time to provide free rides to students who live on campus.
“ALANA is the umbrella for all multicultural organizations on campus.” said Sasha Huff, President of BSU. “The Peace Walk is essentially a modern day recreation of the March on Washington.” said Huff. The Peace Walk is an event that happens every year. Huff also said that the walk is done every year to remember “How far we’ve come as people.” She also said that it is for “The direction that we need to move in order to achieve peace and unity.”
A few of those notable who took part in the walk were Magdalena Rivera (Student Involvement Coordinator), Lisa Evaneski (Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator), President Deborah Stanley. Greek organizations such as Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority Inc. & Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. attended the walk and marched with the students from City Hall back to Campus.