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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Student activists arrive at the rally, organized by Loyola Student Coalition Against Bigotry (LSCAB), and are served food and refreshments before activities commence.
Signs made by Loyola Students are put up to denounce the history of bigotry and racism associated with Loyola University's guest speaker, Anne Coulter.
Rally coalition members set up pamphlets, leaflets, and brochures for students to read over while gathering for the rally.
Signs send a clear message of discontent with Anne Coulter's Presence.
Student coalition leader, CAIR-Chicago intern, and Loyola student Farah Khan addresses the assembled crowd.
Students carry sign highlighting their protest of Coulter's bigoted stance on issues.
Over 100 students brave the cold weather to participate in the anti-bigotry rally.
A large crowd assembles around the stage as the student coalition program continues.
Representatives from a broad coalition of diverse student organizations and community leaders make their presence and disappointment with Loyola University's guest, Anne Coulter, well known.
CAIR-Chicago Communications Director Ahmed Rehab and Communications Intern AbdelRahman Murphy discuss the rally with Loyola's Student Government's Leena Ismail and other students.
Rehab and Chicago area Muslim activist Salman Aftab share praise for the Loyola Student stance against bigotry rearing its ugly head on their campus.
Rehab and Murphy glance over rally attendees as they listen to the rally organizers.
Rehab reviewing the speaker's contract while Murphy meets with fellow Muslim activists and colleagues.
CAIR-Chicago Film intern and Loyola student Felix Pineiro attended the Coalition rally.
Entertainment numbers at the rally further demonstrate the positive, peaceful way Student Coalition members organized efforts against hate speech at Loyola University.
Students holding signs to enlighten passersby, raising awareness for the protest. Among the points of contention was the Loyola University endowment of $22,500 dollars towards a speaker whose public comments are deemed racially and politically intolerant and inciteful by millions of Americans.
CAIR-Chicago intern and Loyola Student Sabah Khan addresses the gathering during the rally.
Rehab delivered the keynote speech, expressing his disenchantment with Anne Coulter and vowing that bigotry will never prevail so long as the majority of Americans are privvy to the ruthless tactics of hatemongering and fearmongering.
Rally participants and passersby listen attentively to Rehab's motivational speech in which he urged students to always take a stance against unabashed bigotry wherever and whenever it shows up.