Low and Behold
Written by Bwog Staff
Four groups competed for student attention on Low Plaza today, a confluence of causes amidst an already eventful “Earth Week” and following yesterday’s demonstrations by LionPAC, Filasteen, Lucha & Co. Today’s events featured Darfur, Manhattanville, drugs, and cardboard boxes.
Amnesty International was out promoting Darfur Awareness Week with a mock refugee camp, apparently the hottest thing in student activism these days. They’ll be holding a vigil
tonight at 8:00 PM, which organizers have promised will wrap up at least a half hour before the vigil for Virginia Tech students at 9:00.
At the same time, SCEG and the Coalition to Preserve Community pushed an issue closer to home, and brought it even closer to Bollinger’s home, where they’d tied balloons with slogans like “LEE! Don’t destroy West Harlem!” to protest the Manhattanville expansion. Earlier, they’d set up information tables on the Sundial to counter the “Manhattanville Open Houses” hosted in Roone Arledge once in a while. CPC leader Tom DeMott led the little band in familar chants of “Manhattanville, NOT FOR SALE!” Listen to an interview with DeMott and student Bryan Mercer on WBAI this morning in the
Meanwhile, Students for Sensible Drug Policy focused on the pressing issues of the time–or at least the pressing issues of this Friday, April 20–and CollegeBoxes was at the forefront of the cause of putting your possessions in cardboard boxes and paying them money to store them. Oh, there was also a blood donation truck.
– LBD & DHI