I am writing to let you know I will refuse all emergency and medical care at the Hunger Strike for Justice. I expect the hunger strike for justice to continue until the college provides a way of communicating that is normal and productive and not futile. ALL of my letters and emails were ignored when I reported serious problems, and I saw the same problems I warned the college about continue unaddressed. Then I documented conspiracies, cover ups and retaliation — much like women and men in the military face when they report issues surrounding sexual assault. The issue I have had to report — and dealt with constant lies about, more breaches of trust, and retaliation — is confidentiality and privacy breaches. The college president promises full and strict confidentiality — and then violates it whenever he wants to, however he wants to, and never once, ever sought permission first.
I had not expected to tell you my reasons for the Hunger Strike for Justice, but it is impossible to separate the reasons from the justice seeking.
I will have several documents on me and in my car confirming my denial of all medical care, even if I become unable to speak. I am taking this stand for justice because I cannot not do it. I would have preferred a normal way of communicating, but Holy Cross ignored all of them.