From her presentation I could tell that Faith Meckley is very passionate about the causes she supports. It’s interesting to hear about someone protesting at such an age young, especially when there is a threat of being arrested. I found it interesting that when she was arrested with a group that they only held them for less than a day, I would have expected it to be longer. It was also interesting to learn that her father also was a protestor in his time and it brings up the intriguing question of whether or not her activism was influenced by his. I can imagine the stress and agony she must have been feeling when her possibly facing jail time, so I admire her for her ability to stand up for what she believes in no matter the cost. It was also nice that she talked to us as a peer and not as an authority figure because it made it easier to relate to her. In relation to the protests on campus, I have an unpopular opinion about them so I’d like to keep that to myself. However, I am impressed that some teachers actually cancelled class or let out early in order to allow students to express and show their concern regarding recent unfortunate incidents.
To learn more about Faith Meckley’s activism please visit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mkjvGRRMEw