200 People Gather for Divest Harvard Petition Delivery

Divest Harvard

By Akhil Mathew
On April 11th, 2013, Divest Harvard held its first big rally outside Massachusetts Hall, which houses the Harvard administration’s offices. The rally featured speakers Hannah Borowsky (a sophomore and Divest Harvard member), Reverend Fred Small (of the First Parish in Cambridge), Tara Raghuveer (Undergraduate Council President), Professor David Keith (of the applied physics department), and Ben Franta (Divest Harvard member). Nearly 200 enthusiastic supporters presented 1,300 petition signatures to the Harvard administration.

Divest Harvard member Hannah Borowsky opened the rally with a stirring speech about the moral dimensions of climate change:

Screen Shot 2013-04-13 at 8.17.30 PMDescribing climate change as “one of the greatest moral issues in human history,” Hannah called for Harvard to acknowledge our demands for a high-level administration official to receive our petitions publicly. We had no idea how this was going to work out; President Drew Faust had told us that she would be away and had not…

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