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Rise Up Center


  • Reclaim—we want to reclaim our history and our stories
  • Inspire—we want to inspire each other and future generations
  • Sustain—we want to sustain each other
  • Empower—we want to empower each and those around us
  • Unite—we want to unite to fight for fairness
  • Provide—we want to provide knowledge and power for the people


The RISE UP Center was created in the Spring of 2017 by students and staff at Landmark College. The center is a “BRAVE Space” for all students who identify as people of color to organize, collaborate, and build community amongst themselves as well as the outside community.

The Center provides programming in the form of guided discussions, educational films, field trips, community engagement events, and volunteerism. Our programming is aimed at providing students of color with the opportunity to build solidarity with one another, while also analytically examining topics relevant to their own communities.

The Center is open to all students at Landmark College. However, certain programming is designed specifically for students of color only.


Rise Up Center staff for Fall 2022

  Collage of 3 headshots, on the left is a black male with short hair and dark-frame glasses with the name Julian Bond underneath. In the center is a black male with brown glasses, curly black hair and a full beard. On the right is a Black female with short purple hair.


Headshot of Marc Thurman, a Black male with mustache and goatee, smiling at the camera
Marc Thurman, Director of the Centers for Diversity and Inclusion
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