Penn State student Brian Davis leads students across campus.

“When we share our experiences, what we’ve gone through as a male, as a Muslim or whatever it allows a context where people can relate to one another,” Davis said

Marching for the second time for International Day of Peace, this group of about 30 had people join in as they made their way to old main.

“Our world just keeps getting more polarized and divided, and I think…We need to be talking to each other. We need to be getting to know more people outside of our circles and so anything that we can do that’s collaborative — that brings together different kinds of people…especially if there’s some kind of uniting element,” Ben Wideman, Campus Pastor for 3rd Way Collective, said.  

And now with white nationalist posters popping up across campus and getting attention on Twitter, these students say they feel under attack.

“We need visibility now more than ever because just the other day Identity Evropa posters were found again on campus. And already communities of color, the LGBTQ community — which I’m a part of — we feel under fire,” Rylie Cooper

“What makes it okay, what makes it acceptable for this college to be a recruiting grounds for Penn State, So we have to ask ourselves what context has been made or created here,” Davis said.

Overall, Davis believes everyone must work together to create a place where everyone feels safe.

“Our perception changes when we are educating ourselves, but more importantly we have to be the change that we want to see and hold ourselves accountable for those results,” Davis said.  

Organizers said with the turnout of this year’s crowd, they do expect to hold another march next year.