On HUEJ has surely been making waves these past few weeks back on campus! We kicked off the semester hosting Land Under Siege, an event raising awareness about Harvard's unsustainable land management practices, specifically in California and Brazil. We hosted a teach-in on February 7th, hearing from GRAIN activists and California locals about their knowledge and first-hand experience in interacting with Harvard's land-grabbing practice. On February 8th, we came together for a rally that called on Harvard to cease its unsustainable land investments. We released a statement in support of GRAIN: please read the statement here. To learn more about the issue as well, read these few selections -
On February 9th, HUEJ hosted our first organizing training of the semester, particularly focused on our plans for this coming spring, mainly Harvard Heat Week. Heat Week will be a series of events intended to draw attention to the severity of the climate crisis and raise the call fro Harvard to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry. Throughout the week on April 22nd - 26th, we will host two civil disobedience trainings, three panels featuring local, institutional, and global speakers, and four public actions. Our efforts will culminate in a campus-wide rally on Friday, April 26th. Check out our website, Facebook event, and join the organizing effort here!
HUEJ has also been working on launching our Sweet Injustice Project. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to get involved, particularly if you would like to make art representing the injustices and detrimental health impacts perpetuated by the sugar industry. HUEJ has also been working with the Sunrise Movement on organizing. We hosted a Green New Deal watch-party recently, which was a fun social and educational event!
Coming up in the next few weeks is an Open Mic Night on March 8th and our first book discussion on March 9th, both with more details to come! We hope to see you at general meeting on Saturday from 5-6pm in Lowell Inn Pechet Room.