As college students across the country navigate a school year unlike any other in the face of COVID-19, many are also organizing to fight for racial and social justice reform at their schools.  

At UMass Amherst, students have formed the UMass Racial Justice Coalition. The coalition has outlined steps they believe the university can take to be a more inclusive and antiracist campus.  

Connecting Point’s Ross Lippman spoke with one of its founders, Zach Steward, about the steps the coalition hopes UMass will take. Steward, a junior majoring in African American and legal studies, starts by explaining how the group was formed.