Jennifer Weppler and Tiffany Schwabacher, Student Organizers at the College of Staten Island
New York, NY – April 30, 2007. Student organizers at various schools are organizing fasts and other events as part of a week of action against the Iraq War. Events will run from April 30 through May 4th.
As the new Congress works to appease the President with another $100 billion for occupation, students are organizing to demand an end to the war and challenging the Congress, not the Iraqis, to stand up. At over twenty schools around the country students will be showing their opposition in a Hungry for Peace week of action, with several of the schools participating in a 5 day fast.
In New York City the action is taking place at the College of Staten Island – student organizers will be distributing arm bands and buttons on campus and announcing the names of local soldiers KIA since 9/11. Students plan to draw the outline of the US on a large white sheet and put the number of those killed in each state. They also going to put the names of the casualties on posterboards so that the memorial will be visible from far away on campus. Student protesters will be meeting at the World Trade Center Memorial on campus on Monday (4/30) 9-5, Wednesday (5/2) 2:30 -3:30 and Thursday (5/3) 1:25- 3:30. The hours on Wednesday and Thursday are designated club hours where no classes are held. Members of the Fossella Five will be meeting with the students at the Thursday observance.