Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Communique #2 - Our Plan of Action

We, in the Baldwin-Wallace Food Justice Council have had our first meeting, and discussed the strategy and tactics we plan on using in combating the insanity and greed of the college administration’s food policies.

We then declared the following: we will be circulating a petition among the student body. Once a large number of signatures have been gathered, we plan to hold a demonstration outside of the Strosacker Student Union, and then deliver the petition by hand to the director of the building in which the main cafeteria is located.

We also are issuing President Richard Durst the following challenge. We challenge him to eat nothing but food from the Student Union, do his laundry only in B-W sanctioned laundry machines paying full price, buy all coffee and other relaxing beverages from the cyber-café, and spend in one week, less than $90.

If the administration is adamant that one can eat 3 meals a day, do laundry, and buy the occasional coffee of tea for this cost, President Durst, and other college officials should prove that it can be done.

We plan on asking President Durst for a personal meeting in which we will present him with this challenge.

Also, the B-W Food Justice Council, at our Tuesday meeting voted to endorse the Bail Out the People March on Wall Street on April 3rd & 4th, called by the International Action Center and the Bail Out the People Movement. We in the B-W FJC, believe that the economic crisis merits a government response that benefits all the people, not just bankers and capitalists, and that a lack thereof is contributing the problems we are combating here at Baldwin-Wallace.

We plan on distributing informational leaflets, and asking for signatures on our petition at various places around the campus to lead up to our demonstration.

The Baldwin-Wallace Food Justice Council Will Not Surrender! No Justice! No Peace! We Will Eat!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

think maybe the cost of tuition might go up to pay for that cost? What about the people who don't live on campus and do use the school services? Should they be made to pay for the services with tuition increase on them as well?