It has been five years for Ohio, one year for California and one week for Maine. Citizens in these areas have been stripped of their rights under the guise of defending marriage. It’s time to change that.
For Tuesday, Nov. 10, University of Cincinnati students have planned a flash mob and silent protest in response. A flash mob is a brief assembly of people, from seemingly out of no where, who freeze in a position that represents what that particular issue means to them.
This is not your ordinary protest. Beginning at 10 a.m., between Steger Student Life Center and Swift Hall (A map of UC’s campus can be found here.), students will meet to put tape on their mouths and pick up speaking cards explaining why they have chosen to stay silent. The silent protest lasts all day. Participants will also where white, writing “Are you listening?” across the front and how marriage inequality affects them as individuals on the back.
At 12:15 p.m., as classes are changing, students will reconvene for the flash mob. Whistles will blow promptly at 12:20 p.m., signaling the beginning of the protest. In the heart of campus, between Steger Student Life Center and Tangeman University Center. students will freeze in whatever pose represents how marriage inequality affects them. After five minutes, the whistle will be blown again and students will resume as if nothing happened.
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