One week from today, March 25, is the first anniversary of the Hunger Strike for Justice at the College of the Holy Cross. It is also the one year anniversary for when the College of the Holy Cross began to retaliate. Retaliation violates three written policies of the College of the Holy Cross, but so far no one has been held responsible for it.
Today I provided Holy Cross president Philip Boroughs with a new proposal that will go into effect on March 25, 2013. This proposal greatly increases the college’s obligation to provide substantial funding to the poor, as an act of penance by the college.
I wondered today if I should consider this the end of the first year of the ten year vigil for justice, which began March 25, 2012 with the Hunger Strike for Justice. That seems to make more sense somehow than saying it began this year.
More snow coming tomorrow, which ironically makes some of the vigil easier. Holy Cross is on a windy hill, but signs can be stuck into snow piles on the side of the road. So, onward, with one week until the anniversary.