Silent vigil announced in solidarity with 2 Brooklyn College students arrested on May 2

The Professional Staff Congress (the faculty and staff union) and the Brooklyn College Student Union have announced a Vigil in Solidarity with the two Brooklyn College students arrested for peacefully demonstrating outside of President Karen Gould’s office on May 2. The vigil is set for Wed, May 16 at 12:30pm outside Boylan Hall (click here for a campus map).

Organizers have asked all attendees to write a letter to President Gould asking for an end to the securitization of Brooklyn College, funds for student services, and dismissal of all charges on students working towards a better CUNY. Similar letters poured in immediately following the events of May 2.

With other concerned members of our community–students, faculty, and staff–we will gather outside of Boylan Hall at 12:30 p.m., on May 16th, to deliver letters to President Gould, expressing our concerns, signaling our outrage over the state of siege that took place on our campus and tarnished the reputation of our CUNY community, pledging our support for the students, faculty, and staff abused on that day, especially the two students arrested on unsubstantiated charges, and calling on President Gould and the CUNY Administration to stop making excuses for a failed leadership style that places all of our students in jeopardy, both financial and otherwise.

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