The start of the Vigil for Justice has been wonderful and very reminiscent of last year when I was outside the gates at Holy Cross. Passersby get out of their cars and talk to me. Today a man who was in the area for lunch stopped to find out what it was about. Because cover up and conspiracy was on my mind, he told me about his experience with cover up and conspiracy in teachers’ dealings with the superintendent over workplace disputes. He asked what I was seeking from the college, and I said one main part is the board pay a “community fine” for allowing these problems to continue and repeat for eleven years. The fine would be paid by substantial funding to nonprofits and groups that help low income and less privileged people.
The support of new and old friends has been especially good to experience in the first days of the vigil for justice. I know I could not do this alone.