Wednesday’s March for Social Responsibility

On Wednesday, April 14, the coalition marched from Red Square to the President”s Office to demand the University establish policies of socially responsible investing. In our letter, we addressed President DeGioia:

We refuse to accept our money being invested in a way that utterly disregards social responsibility. After all, you yourself have written that “our Jesuit heritage and tradition inspire all of us- in the spirit of St. Ignatius Loyola- to engage in the world to make it a better place” and that “our heritage requires that social justice issues are never consigned to the shadows of our consciousness.”

Current university practices provide no justification for ignoring the responsibility to stand for social justice that we all share. Georgetown, Divest! reiterates its demand of divestment from Ahava, Motorola, Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, Riwal, and Roadstone Holdings. As the President of our university, we call upon you to ensure that there are real procedures for ethical oversight of university investment policies and ask that you respond no later than Monday, April 19.

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