CJBC, alongside the Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) of BC, FACES, BC Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), EcoPledge of BC, and Real Food BC, hosted a town hall to explain fossil fuel divestment and why they’re fighting for it.
It would take immense public action, like the storming of protesters at the Harvard–Yale football game, to give divestment the publicity it needs at Boston College, according to Climate Justice at Boston College (CJBC) president Audrey Kang.
The May 7 protest on the Quad centered around student speeches and came after an off-campus protest advertised—but not officially hosted, according to club leaders—by CJBC, was canceled on May 3.
Harvard University students, faculty, alumni, and community members filed a complaint against the Harvard Corporation on Monday calling for Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to order Harvard to cease its investments in fossil fuels.
A group of Boston College alumni, local politicians, environmental advocacy groups, and scientists filed a complaint on Tuesday calling on Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to order BC to divest from fossil fuels.
Climate Justice at Boston College joined with students, various organizations, and alumni from 29 other colleges in the Atlantic Coast and Big Ten conferences to release a joint statement calling for divestment from fossil fuels on Tuesday.
The Heights calls on Boston College to divest from fossil fuel companies. Divestment is an opportunity for BC to be an ethical leader among Jesuit and top-40 institutions, and investing in fossil fuels betrays BC’s Jesuit, Catholic roots and ethics. The University has maintained that its investments are not designed to promote social or political…