From the Dores Divest Organizing Committee
"Any organisation committed to operating responsibly in this new decade has a moral imperative to stop participating in financing the destruction of human civilization’s future"
Al Gore U.S. Vice President, Vanderbilt Divinity School
"As a former Vandy professor, I’m so, so happy to see the students there fighting the good fight against fossil fuels"
Joyce Chaplin Harvard University
"The climate crisis is very much here and divestment is a pressing issue that needs to be addressed now."
Hannah Bruns Vanderbilt Student Body President
"The Rockefeller’s Brothers Fund, who built their fortune on whale oil and then fossil fuels, announced that its $860 million philanthropic organization was joining the divestment movement. Vanderbilt should follow suit."
Ita Hardesty-Mason Local Environmental Activist, Climate Nashville
We have established a working relationship with the MLC President to find the best ways to partner with multi-cultural orgs, whether that’s supporting MLC orgs in their events or finding speakers and perspectives to amplify at our events
The intersectional elements of climate change often include challenging topics, such as immigration or AGL. We invite our speakers to speak freely about their experiences regarding these topics.
We are proud to have advocated for divestment during meaningful conversations with faculty and admin
We are also proud to have used our platform to host a relief supply event for Waverly TN climate flood victims
We will be mindful of how to better translate our platform into tangible actions, such as by sending additional volunteers to directly support Waverly recovery efforts (sign up here) and by promoting relevant literature and other community actions
While the admin’s backwards logic for avoiding climate action is worth calling out, the painful experience of climate change, often felt by POC, is not a laughing matter. We will be objective in our coverage of climate impacts
We have never and will never turn away a student for wanting to get more involved. Our organizing exec board is open to all and made up of equally important positions. Complete this form here if you’d like to get more involved.
We will identify why our actions were insensitive, apologize to the individuals hurt by our actions, and outline a better path forward.
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