#CarryThatWeight started as a senior thesis by Columbia University Visual Arts student Emma Sulkowicz, whose “Mattress Performance" has her committed to carrying her dorm mattress around everywhere she goes in protest of the school's inaction after she was sexually assaulted.
Her mission caught on as a full-blown movement, with more than 100 colleges, high schools and individual activists across the United States and in four different countries organizing #CarryThatWeight events.
Watch the piece to hear moving speeches by students at one of the rallies. Thanks for the awesome coverage, Youth Channel!
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