In Contrast to Hatred: UNF’s Gratitude Monday

Photos by James Donlon

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UNF hosted an event opposite Monday’s protests called Gratitude Monday

 

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The event was meant to promote a positive image for the UNF community
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Though this event was not a protest, there was still a heavy police presence
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The event took place Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Protesters arrived at the event after leaving Alumni Hall, but left shortly after.
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The event featured giant “beer” pong, a ball pit, and a photo booth.
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There were many crafts for students to work on- including DIY slime and painting
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Students could even get their name painted in a decorative font as a decoration for their room.
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Gratitude Monday also featured live DJing from Spinnaker Radio as well as booths from the LGBT Resource Center and The Wellness Center
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Pizza, donuts, and coffee were served at no charge for the full length of the event.
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Gratitude Monday offered a welcomed alternative to the protests and counter protests at Alumni Hall.

Photos by James Donlon

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