Wellesley College President Kim Bottomly writes that she welcomed a peaceful protest of students in her office Tuesday related to recent national events involving the killing of unarmed citizens.
The events of the last two weeks from Ferguson to Staten Island have once again raised serious questions about whether the same justice exists for everyone in our country. My heart goes out to the families who are suffering. I know that these have been difficult days for members of our community as well, particularly our students, faculty, staff and alumnae of African descent, as they struggle to make sense of the decisions and to understand their implications for their friends, their family, and communities across the country.
Today our students have brought the national discussion to life on our campus. I support them in their protest.
— Nikki A. Greene (@nikkigphd) December 9, 2014
— Clara Bartlett (@cbartizzle) December 9, 2014
— Monica Byrne (@monicabyrne13) December 9, 2014
Students gather on Sev green, chanting "hands up don't shoot" pic.twitter.com/aMa4FkHzsp
— The Wellesley News (@Wellesley_News) December 9, 2014