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News from Progress Michigan

October 14, 2015

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Progress Michigan on The Passing of Activist & Educator Bonnie Bucqueroux

MICHIGAN — The passing of Bonnie Bucqueroux, an activist, journalist and Michigan State University educator, is a heavy loss for progressive activists and her former students around the state.

“This is a terrible loss for the progressive community, the Spartan family and Michigan as a whole. Bonnie was a champion for progress and peace and will be greatly missed,” said Sam Inglot, deputy communications director of Progress Michigan. “Our thoughts are with Bonnie’s family and loved ones during this trying time and I hope they can find peace in knowing that so many people are better off for knowing her and learning from her. Bonnie was a champion for people who could be found in the bitter cold filming a protest or asking tough questions of elected officials in the halls of the legislature. Knowing Bonnie, she would not want us to be crippled with grief. There are still those in power who need to be held accountable, oppressed people who need their voices and stories lifted and battles for justice to be fought — that’s how she taught her students and lived her life and that’s how we can best preserve her legacy. Rest in power, Bonnie.”


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