The event, CJBC’s first of the semester, was at times highly critical of the administration’s position on divestment.
Sachem Wampatuck Wompimeequin talked about Massachusetts’s history with indigenous populations.
Alyssa Florack, a member of CJBC and MCAS ’17, believes that social justice and climate change are deeply intertwined.
“In the future, CJBC should avoid ad hominem attacks and instead focus on determining the kinds of demonstrations, rallies, and proposals that the administration would be most likely to consider.”
Approximately 40 students, visitors, and alumni called for BC to divest in front of Gasson Hall on Friday.
The rally comes after Laurie Zoloth’s talk earlier this week on the intersection of religion and environmental concerns.
“Holding events furthers awareness and discussion on campus and prevents the problems from flying under the radar.”
This is the fourth consecutive year CJBC has pushed for the University to divest from fossil fuels.
On Thursday night, environmentalist Bill McKibben spoke about his experiences in the field and how politicians, businessmen, and Pope Francis address environmental issues.
‘At this crucial point in history, BC has an undeniable responsibility and enormous opportunity to act. We should be the leaders we’re called to be.’