Big news from Divest Harvard! Last Friday, President Faust gave a speech to hundreds of parents and students for Junior Parents Weekend. Divest Harvard members sat in the front row, spelling out “Divest” in t-shirts.
After Faust’s speech, we followed her out of the hall and walked with her back to her office (with some police officers too…). One of our members talked with her while I filmed, and we recorded a 5 minutes conversation about divestment with President Faust. At one point, Alli Welton (the DH member) was explaining how the fossil fuel industry actively blocks the transition to renewable energy. And President Faust said: “That is not the case.”