Dear fellow students,
You may have noticed the cluster of tents on top of Foss Hill. This is the campsite of Students for a Just and Stable Future, a group of students sleeping out for the week of April 15 – 22 (Earth Day) in support of clean energy and in solidarity with people who are already suffering the effects of climate change.
Last night, a group attacked our camp site, knocking over a wooden structure, stealing a banner, turning over trash cans, verbally accosting event participants, and attempting to flip over a tent with two students sleeping in it. We are fairly certain that these individuals were students.
This is an infraction of the standards that we as a community should be holding ourselves to. Actions like this not only endanger the safety of students, they also threaten the freedoms of speech and expression that our campus prides itself on. It is hurtful that our fellow students would hinder our ability to demonstrate peacefully about an issue of social justice.
Come camp out with us in solidarity, tonight or any night in the next week, on Foss Hill (just bring a pillow and a sleeping bag or a blanket). The events of last night are an infringement on safety and security of all students.
Students for a Just and Stable Future