“While we in Climate Justice at BC (CJBC) support BC’s right to increase our university’s endowment, we fervently believe that investing in fossil fuels is in direct opposition to BC’s Jesuit Catholic values.”
“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.
“Put simply: We are faced with a crisis, and on March 13th, a former president told us exactly what to do about it.”
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.