Articles Blog

IUPUI INCLUSION FEAST 6PM

IUPUI INCLUSION FEAST 6PM


THE LAST THING ANY OF US WOULD WANT IS FOR A LOVED ONE TO BE ALONE ON THIS HOLIDAY.>>WELL, A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER WHO ATTEND IUPUI DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT. KEVIN RADER HAS THEIR STORY.>>YOU HERE FOR THANKSGIVING?>>FIFTH FLOOR?>>ACTUALLY IT’S ON THIS FLOOR. WE MOVED IT. THANK YOU.>>Reporter: NORTH HALL ON THE IUPUI CAMPUS IS NOT EXACTLY A BUSY PLACE OVER THANKSGIVING WHICH IS EXACTLY WHY TONYA HERSHA AND HER DAUGHTER LAUREN MCCOMB DECIDED TO HOST A HOLIDAY FEAST HERE.>>WE WERE TALKING IN THE CENTER WITH OTHER KIDS. THE LGBT PLUS CENTER ON CAMPUS AND THEY WERE MENTIONING HOW THEY DIDN’T HAVE A PLACE TO GO BECAUSE THEIR FAMILY DID NOT SUPPORT THEM.>>Reporter: SO THEY DECIDED TO SET UP THEIR OWN THANKSGIVING FEAST AND INCLUDE ALL WHO ARE ACCEPTING OF INCLUSION.>>I’M A MOM. FIRST OF ALL, I’M A MOM.>>Reporter: SHE IS MORE THAN THAT; SHE’S A CLASSMATE. YOU SEE, TONYA AND HER DAUGHTER LAUREN ALSO GO TO SCHOOL TOGETHER AT IUPUI. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO GO TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR MOM?>>IT’S INTERESTING. IT’S FUN, THOUGH. A LOT OF KIDS WOULD NOT SAY IT’S FUN TO GO TO SCHOOL WITH THEIR MOM.>>Reporter: LAUREN IS A FRESHMAN, AND HER MOTHER IS A SOPHOMORE. BOTH ARE PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS IN FACT THEY HOPE TO BECOME LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS SPECIALIZING IN LGBT YOUTH AND THEIR PARENTS.>>SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE YOU ARE REAL CLOSE WITH YOUR MOM. ACTUALLY IT’S MORE LIKE IT’S MY MOM. WE HAVE JUST GOTTEN CLOSE.>>IF SHE WAS OFF SOMEWHERE I WOULD WANT SOMEONE TO BE THERE FOR HER.>>Reporter: SO THEY DECIDED TO OPEN UP THEIR FEAST TO EVERYONE — EVERYONE WHO, FOR WHATEVER REASON, MIGHT BE ALONE ON THE IUPUI CAMPUS THIS THANKSGIVING. IF THEY ARE AND THEY ARE ACCEPTING THAN THEY ARE WELCOME.>>AS LONG AS YOU ARE NICE TO US WE WILL BE NICE TO YOU. AND THERE IS TALK OF DOING IT ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *