GU Fossil Free holds rally to push divestment proposal

GU Fossil Free is tired of the waiting and tired of the back-and-forth. At a rally held earlier today outside of McShain Lounge, GU Fossil Free and its supporters shouted out their support for Georgetown to move forward with the Fossil Free divestment proposal.

Fossil Free held their rally on the same day as their meeting with the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility, which will play a major role in determining if and how the divestment proposal will move on to Georgetown’s Board of Directors in the future.

At the rally, GU Fossil Free members said that a lot of communication has taken place, but it is time for the administration to take action and start considering divestment more seriously.

The rally drew a range of supporters from different clubs on campus. Members of GUSA, H*yas for Choice, graduate students, and others were present. Various people shared their reasons for supporting divestment, including holding Georgetown to its Jesuit values and wanting to protect the Earth for future generations.

And, of course, it wouldn’t be a protest rally without some corny chants. “We are unstoppable, a better world is possible” was Vox‘s personal favorite.

Photo: Vicki Lam/Georgetown Voice

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