Still looking for something to do this spring break? Want to help in the anti-war protests? Does the compelling urge to lobby keep you up at night? (Need somewhere to crash this break?) If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Yael Chanoff ’11 has the program for you!:
Our Spring Break is a youth-led spring break trip, started by former Wesleyan student Ashley Casale ’11[?], which brings hundreds of people from around the country to Washington DC during their spring breaks. We stand against all illegal war and occupation. We want the billions of dollars the United States on war redirected towards the education, jobs, housing, health care, green energy, and other programs that we desperately need at home.
By day, we lobby congress, do outreach and direct action, and by night we hold trainings, open mics, film screenings, and concerts, all working together to inspire each other, learn from each other and promote our goals.
Housing and transportation is free, and you can come join us at any time between March 8-22 (Wes spring break.)
Interested? There will be an informational meeting at 4:00, Monday February 23 in the 200 Church lounge.
There will be cookies.
For those curious about the former student mentioned in this, Ashley is one of two students who got some attention last year for their cross-country march. The Argus article on that accomplishment is here.
What: Meeting about Our Spring Break
When: Monday, February 23 @ 4:00
Where: 200 Church Lounge
[edit – 2/21/09 @ 1:03 pm – the difference between an alum and former student has been clarified][edit – 2/22/09 @ 11:23 pm – the difference between the 24th and the 23th has been clarified]