NYU Divest looks for #Sandystories
NYU Divest is a group of New York University students, faculty, alumni, and parents working to freeze any new NYU investment in fossil fuel companies and divest from the top 200 publicly-traded and government owned fossil companies over the next five years. And, not surprisingly, they have made the link between financially supporting fossil fuel extraction and development with Hurricane Sandy.
They are marking the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy with a video and community event to highlight the stories of people impacted by the storm and call for action on climate change.
- #SandyStories video project – we are making a short video of stories–whether that means someone directly affected, volunteers who’ve worked on the rebuilding effort, or community professionals who can speak to the long-term implications of this kind of weather event. Please pass along the “call for stories” flyer attached to friends, professors, family, and community members who lived through the storm.
- #Sandy Stories community event – On the day of the anniversary (Tuesday, October 29) at noon, we will be holding a community event at the Washington Square Park fountain. We are encouraging folks to share artistic expression– art, music, poetry, theater, etc–around the storm and climate change. For example, Dan Asselin will be performing his song “Rex Tillerson Makes $100,000 a Day”, which mocks the outrageous salary of Exxon’s CEO. Please encourage folks to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if they have art or a performance they would like to share!