By Casby Bias
Aug. 1, 2012
A student met with the adviser of the UW-Parkside NAACP College Chapter Wednesday for first arrangements of a NAACP at Marquette University.
Casby Bias, journalism major at the Diederich College of Communication, said she decided that students needed a NAACP at the school as a future "support-resource" if they ran into any type of future discrimination issues. She also said that the national organization helped "spread awareness and knowledge" to other residents. She anticipated a college division as an asset toward the coverage of civil-rights-issues on the university's campus.
“Hopefully from this there will be a reduction of discriminatory issues based on race, gender, etc.,” Bias said. “I don’t want people to go through the same issues students talked to me about during their undergraduate years."
And Bias also talked about bringing in new ways of promoting the organization. She brought up the idea of a new YouTube News series called "NAACP News." She planned on including comical relief episodes through objectivity.
Bias also asked Ms. U, the UW-Parkside adviser, what NAACP college chapters partook in on campus. Ms. U said future material focused on Marquette University-related issues: or what happened on or around the school.
Starting up a chapter also consisted of finding 25-30 paying members, five leading members and two recommendations from Wisconsin's College Division chapter president and the state's NAACP president.
“It sounds like a lot of work,” Bias said. “But I want people to have a louder voice on campus."