EXCITING UPDATE: We have gotten some, but certainly not all of what we wanted. President Smith and Board Member David Singleton stopped by and agreed that divestment would be a topic of conversation at the Board meetings tonight and tomorrow.
This comes just a day after they said the conversation was totally closed. It shows that when we take bold action, we get results.
We will keep stepping up the pressure throughout this weekend’s meeting and until the Board commits to engage seriously with the referendum proposal on its merits instead of flat out rejecting it because it would be taking social concerns into consideration when investing.
This attitude goes against everything that Swarthmore stands for and would have prevented us from divesting from apartheid, a decision we are proud our institution made. We want Swarthmore to take similar moral leadership for climate justice.
Join us today at 3pm outside the Scheurer Room for an emergency rally to keep up the pressure and demand action on this important issue.