Susan B. Anthony's Birthday Celebration
Every year on her birthday, SBAI and friends make a trip to Susan B. Anthony’s grave site in Mount Hope Cemetery to lay yellow roses, a symbol of suffrage, on her grave. The person honored with placing the roses on her grave and delivering a brief statement is a student-selected woman leader from the University of Rochester.
This year, students nominated Alexandra Poindexter as our guest of honor. Alex is a junior majoring in Political Science. She is the Acting President of the Black Student’s Union, the Secretary of the Douglass Leadership House, a Student Mentor in the ECO Scholars Program, and is a Fitness Center Team Leader. In the future, she plans are to pursue master’s degree in food policy or social justice and a human rights law degree. Alex is an incredibly active leader in the University of Rochester community. We are so happy that Alex was elected to speak this year!