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MSU black student adviser talks Bozeman National Day of Action for Black Lives

Posted at 10:41 AM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 12:41:59-04

Montana State University's black student adviser Julian Collins was a speaker at Friday nights Bozeman National Day of Action for Black Lives.

"Being able to express her words, with my emotion, her emotion, was incredible," said Collins, who read a speech from a speaker who wasn't able to make it to Friday night's event.

For Collins, it meant a lot to see the turnout. About 3,000 people showed up.

"It's really good to see at least on one day, or two days in this week so far," he said. "There's a whole group of people who are not going to stand for it and that support is needed."

Speaking at today's event was an honor for Collins.

"It means a lot for me," he said. "I'm honored to be up here and talk to them, speak to them over a microphone and in front of all these people and let them know that they are loved, that there is people that are going to advocate for them. I'm going to be one of those people."

Before he left the interview, Collins wanted people to know one thing.

"Keep the fight going with your friends, with your family, when you hear a casual racist remark, or a joke, or a micro-aggression, challenge them," he said.