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Negotiating With Power

the titans

Rachel Lindy ’15 wants you to learn more about fighting against the man:

Interested in fossil fuel divestment but unsure how to get involved?
Seasoned activist who still gets tongue-tied when staring into Roth’s
eyes? Don’t know what an endowment is?

Come join Wes, Divest! this Friday for a special workshop with the
Responsible Endowments Coalition to learn how to increase student
power when interacting with the administration. Reagan of the REC will
be joining us via Skype to discuss the basics of our endowment and
socially responsible investing, responding to common arguments against
divestment, demonstrating power during meetings with administrators,
and more!

It is also strongly suggested that snacks will be present.

Place: UOC – University Organizing Center, 190 High St
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Cost: Much less than our tuition (free)

Where’s the Money?: Socially Responsible Strategies for Wesleyan’s Endowment

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Broah. Broah who? Broah K-M ’13, duh!

Do you care about harmful mining practices, inequality in the workplace, climate change, unsustainable agriculture, human rights violations, corporate distortion of democracy, or border militarization? Did you know that Wesleyan invests in corporations that bear  responsibility for these problems?  As members of the Wesleyan community, we have the power, through existing frameworks
of social activism, to pressure the university to invest in a more socially responsible way.

This Thursday at 7PM, Martin Bourqui of the Responsible Endowments Coalition will speak in PAC 001 about the importance of this work and how to be effective.

There will be a discussion following at 8 pm with the Committee for Investor Responsibility (CIR) and the Socially Responsible Investing Coalition (SRIC) discussing Wesleyan’s investment policies and what actions we can take to make them more responsible. The goal of this discussion will be to allow students to share their opinions on the endowment. You are welcome to just attend the event at 7 pm or 8 pm, or stay for both!

FREE DINNER!!!! (vegan friendly)

Date: April 28
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: PAC 001
Rupees: None necessary