University President Lawrence S. Bacow attempts to quiet protestors before exiting the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Photo: Amy Y. Li
Roughly 30 protestors from two prominent Harvard divestment campaigns interrupted an Institute of Politics event featuring University President Lawrence S. Bacow and Graduate School of Education Dean Bridget Terry Long to continue their calls for fossil fuel and prison divestment Thursday evening.
Over the past few months, the two campaigns — Divest Harvard and the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign — have ramped up their demands for the University to divest its nearly $40 billion endowment from companies related to the fossil fuel industry and the United States prison system.
Before the two Harvard administrators — who were slated to discuss how universities can promote economic opportunity — could begin their exchange at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, protesters within the crowd stood up from their seats holding signs with slogans like “Demand: Divest!” Six protestors took the stage and sat down in front of Long and Bacow.
Further related stories are listed in:
- Harvard Faculty Demand Bacow Host Forum on Divestment | News | The Harvard Crimson
- Divest Harvard
as well as:
- What’s Coming in Harvard’s “Heat Week” 2019? A New Season + New Students + a New Urgency + a New President = a New Divestment Policy?
- Education in the Face of Catastrophe: What Do We Really Learn from Universities in Times of Global Crisis?
- Sleepwalking Beyond the Point of No Return: Non-thought and Nonsense in High Places
- Harvard Divestment in Historical Perspective