CJBC will encourage professors not only to incorporate divestment into their classes, but also attend their rallies.
“Maybe next year at BC we can give up fossil fuels for lent,” O’Malley said.
It’s unclear if O’Malley will call for BC to divest its endowment from fossil fuels.
The event, CJBC’s first of the semester, was at times highly critical of the administration’s position on divestment.
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, Climate Justice Boston College gathered outside of President Father Leahy’s house to protest the University’s investment in fossil fuels. CJBC also held a vigil for climate refugees around the world.
“Divestment is a bold first move, despite the staggering challenges humanity collectively faces and the fact that there is an unsure path of how exactly to solve it.”