12 people attended the Boots on the Ground conference and received the Socrates award for Most Pro-Life Tabling.
ACU For Life earned the award for spending the most time tabling out of all the universities in Texas. Tabling refers to the group promoting their cause, discussing pro-life topics with students and selling t-shirts. Members of ACU For Life set out their table in the campus center once a week.
Rachel Bush and Veronica Arnold, both in charge of education for Texas Right to Life, gave out the award.
Texas Right to Life organized the Boots on the Ground Conference. The pro-life event is in Austin and takes place every January and lasts for two days – Saturday and Sunday – to discuss the pro-life issues. This year, the speakers discussed the development of the baby throughout pregnancy.
Most of the 200 – 300 attendants were students from different Texas colleges.
Marissa Trujillo, a sophomore theater education and design tech major from Forney, is the ACU For Life president. Trujillo says the group is gaining recognition for discussing the pro-life movement through tabling.
“It makes me excited that we’re being super proactive,” Trujillo said. “We’re one of the universities that’s being really active on campus and sharing our pro-life views and trying to educate other people.”
ACU For Life organized events such as having speakers, like Lisa Smiley and Rachel Bush, give their testimonies.
“Even without them giving us an award, I would still do it,” said Trujillo, “because it’s so good talking to people.”
For more information, contact Marissa Trujillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.