Written by Rachel Schlueter, Summer 2018 Campus Organizing Intern
In April, Better Future Project announced our expansion to a national coordination of the fossil fuel divestment movement (read more here)! In these first summer weeks, we have been busy strategizing, expanding our team, and most importantly - connecting and seeking input through our video conference series of National Divestment Input Calls.
Divestment students from the group Student for a Just and Stable Future assemble on Harvard bridge for a collective action demanding eight Massachusetts universities to divest from the fossil fuel industry.
During our first call on May 24th, we were joined by 16 student organizers, alumni, and faculty to discuss BFP’s decision to expand nationally, challenges we see in our campaigns and the broader movement, and ideas to address them. One common theme which arose was the need for resources and connections among people and schools who have been through similar stages in a campaign.
Our second input call will be on Wednesday, June 20th at 5:30 PM EST on Zoom. We are excited to discuss big-picture vision and goals for the next phase of the movement. Will you be joining us? We have ideas, but we want your input and perspectives to be at the forefront in shaping them.
To join the conversation tomorrow, you must register on Zoom to receive the call information. Then, join the Facebook event to share the call on social media and directly invite members on your campaign! Finally, sign up here if you’d like to stay updated on upcoming calls, movement updates, and our national campus organizing work.
We hope to see you on the call tomorrow!