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Vigil for lives lost to trans hate

2 years ago / 0 comments

Students gather to commemorate those killed as a result of transphobic violence and hate. On Monday evening, a group of people (many drenched, some holding lanterns) filled the foyer of the University’s Union to take part in a minute’s silence to remember all of the trans people who have died … Read More

Transgender Day of Remembrance in LUU

2 years ago / 0 comments

November the 21st marks Trans Day of Remembrance. 2016 has been the deadliest year on record for trans people, and in particular trans women of colour, as many have been unlawfully killed. At 5.30pm, the Union will hold a vigil to commemorate those that we have lost, which will be … Read More

Hum for Harambe: Candlelight vigil held for late gorilla

2 years ago / 0 comments

A vigil held for a gorilla? You bet. But Harambe is more than an animal. He’s a meme…  “Harambe was sadly taken from us, but his heart still stays in all of us.” So runs the description of the Facebook event that attracted the interest of upwards of two thousand … Read More

Palestinian Solidarity Group commemorate lost lives in vigil

3 years ago / 0 comments

On Thursday LUU’s Palestinian Solidarity Group, who aim to raise awareness on campus of the contemporary and historical situation in Palestine, held a vigil outside of the Union to commemorate those killed in the recent wave of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. PSG’s co-president Yusra Ahmed, a second year Middle … Read More

Vigil for Kenya university attack

4 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds has taken part in a worldwide vigil in memory of students killed in a terrorist attack at a Kenyan university. The memorial service was organised by the University’s East African Society to remember the 148 victims who died in an attack at Garissa University College earlier this month. Around … Read More

News | Students turn out for Syria

5 years ago / 0 comments

On Friday Leeds students marked the third year anniversary of what has become one of the most devastating and bloody internal conflicts of recent history. A host of Leeds Union societies including LUU Save the Children, Friends of Syria from the Leeds University Union and LUU Oxfam joined together to … Read More