Save the Williamsburg Animal Shelter!
Written by Bwog Staff
Adorable schoolchildren from Williamsburg… they’re just like us! Happening right now on College Walk, an elementary school class dressed in orange sashes and armed with colorful poster-board is protesting the closure of a Brooklyn animal shelter.
Bwog approached the mini-strikers and remarked that Morningside Heights was pretty far from Williamsburg. They agreed. Why, then, were they choosing Columbia to stage their protest? And was this impromptu activism really a part of their grade school curriculum?
“The owner is our teacher’s friend!” yelled one.
They marched on.
UPDATE 6:44 PM: Courtney Bender, mom to one of the mini-activists and associate professor of religion, explains that the kids weren’t from Brooklyn, they actually attend School at Columbia. It’s apparently just the animal shelter that is/was in Brooklyn. Also, the protest is part of an “independent projects week.” Apologies to Courtney Bender and the 4th grade class at School at Columbia.