SIU volleyball player Savannah Sheridan (left) and Dan Muller (right) hold hands while walking during the Saluki Unity’s Run/Walk event. “I think that it is such an important issue that’s being faced finally and just showing that we care and that we’ll come together no matter what for something that has to be done,” said Sheridan. The event was an opportunity to raise awareness about social injustices and systematic racism on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at SIU. (Jared Treece | @bisalo)
SIU volleyball player Savannah Sheridan (left) and Dan Muller (right) hold hands while walking during the Saluki Unity’s Run/Walk event. “I think that it is such an important issue that’s being faced finally and just showing that we care and that we’ll come together no matter what for something that has to be done,” said Sheridan. The event was an opportunity to raise awareness about social injustices and systematic racism on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at SIU.

Jared Treece | @bisalo

Gallery: Saluki Unity sponsors a run/walk event for social injustices

"This is an opportunity for everyone to show what Salukis' athletics is all about, which is diversity, unity, togetherness. There's not a place for racism,"

September 19, 2020

Saluki Unity, a student-athlete led group, sponsored a Run/Walk event on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Banterra Center at SIU to bring awareness to social injustices and systematic racism in the United States and helped raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Illinois.

“With everything that’s been going on in the country […] every team has come together. This is an opportunity for everyone to show what Salukis’ athletics is all about, which is diversity, unity, togetherness. There’s not a place for racism,” SIU head football coach, Nick Hill said.

Athletes from different sport teams at SIU came out to show their support.

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“I’m here to support the social injustices and everything that is happening in this country. I’m here to show my support and be a voice to the community who don’t have a voice,” Kyra Hunter, a SIU volleyball player said.

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