Divestment Protestors Interrupt Bacow Talk at IOP, Forcing Event Location Change | News | The Harvard Crimson

University President Lawrence S. Bacow attempts to quiet protestors before exiting the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Photo: Amy Y. Li

By Alexandra A. Chaidez and Amy Y. Li, Crimson Staff Writers 13 hours ago

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.

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