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Students to Rally for UW Foundation Fossil Fuel Divestment

Posted: 2021-12-09 06:29:30   Expiration: 2031-12-16 16:29:30



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December 7, 2021                                                       | (202) 957-7474


“Students to Rally for UW Foundation Fossil Fuel Divestment”


Students from around the UW System will unite in Madison this Friday for a Divestment Day of Action to continue their ongoing calls for the University of Wisconsin Foundation to divest their $4 billion endowment from the fossil fuel industry:


University of Wisconsin Divestment Day of Action

December 10, 2021 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

“This event in particular is really special,” said Molly McGuire, who co-founded the UW Divestment Coalition (UWDC). “Students from around the system are once again uniting to engage the public about the destructive actions of our university.”

UWDC is a collective of students challenging their university through direct-action events, legal and legislative complaints, and campus community involvement.

This summer the Department of Financial Institutions reviewed a complaint submitted by the Climate Defense Project in coordination with students from around the state. The complaint was dismissed due to a missing enforceability clause. However, in the Wisconsin State Journal, the “DFI said all ‘prudent’ financial institutions should consider how climate-related financial risks may factor into their business plans and bottom lines — regardless of whether the 2009 law applies.”

“I want to be proud of where I go to college,” said Lucia Flores, UWDC event coordinator and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student. “It’s hard to do that when I know the actions of my university directly undermine the very values we seek to promote.”

Schedule of Events December 10, 2021

Art Build


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Student Activity Center Hearing Room 333 East Campus Mall, Madison, WI


Divestment March



11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Start: 333 East Campus Mall End: One Alumni Place


“No Donations Until Divestment” Rally



12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

One Alumni Place 650 N. Lake Street, Madison, WI


Divestment T-Shirt Printing



2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Student Activity Center Hearing Room 333 East Campus Mall, Madison, WI






-- Associated Students of Madison: Tyler Katzenberger