Students for a Just and Stable Future encampment vandalized; students abused

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.

Sincerely,

Students for a Just and Stable Future

10 thoughts on “Students for a Just and Stable Future encampment vandalized; students abused

  1. Anonymous

    Most people outside of the campus don’t even know its going on. In reality, camping out is doing nothing besides giving everybody that’s in the tents the chills.

  2. Anonymous

    Most people outside of the campus don’t even know its going on. In reality, camping out is doing nothing besides giving everybody that’s in the tents the chills.

  3. Anonymous

    While the people who vandalized the camp site are absolute assholes, and should be kicked out of school, I’m still left wondering how exactly camping outside helps the environment.

  4. Anonymous

    While the people who vandalized the camp site are absolute assholes, and should be kicked out of school, I’m still left wondering how exactly camping outside helps the environment.

  5. Anonymous

    I am glad Dean Whaley sent that email yesterday. the fucktards who do shit like this should be kicked out. that sort of behavior is UNACCEPTABLE.

  6. Anonymous

    I am glad Dean Whaley sent that email yesterday. the fucktards who do shit like this should be kicked out. that sort of behavior is UNACCEPTABLE.

  7. leonora

    that is absolutely terrible. this says everything that is both good and bad about our school… some people are passionate enough to camp out for the environment,but some people are douchey enough to ruin it for no reason.

    to whoever accosted the protesters: was that really necessary? even if you dont see environmental issues as a concern, did you actively have to abuse people who werent bothering you?

    i came to wesleyan on the premise that such people would not exist. this upsets me deeply. to the students of a just and stable future: rock on. take pride in your lack of apathy, keep on fighting the good fight.

  8. leonora

    that is absolutely terrible. this says everything that is both good and bad about our school… some people are passionate enough to camp out for the environment,but some people are douchey enough to ruin it for no reason.

    to whoever accosted the protesters: was that really necessary? even if you dont see environmental issues as a concern, did you actively have to abuse people who werent bothering you?

    i came to wesleyan on the premise that such people would not exist. this upsets me deeply. to the students of a just and stable future: rock on. take pride in your lack of apathy, keep on fighting the good fight.

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