Pitzer students are protesting for divestment from financial manager BlackRock.
Student activists have rekindled the Claremont Colleges’ fossil fuel divestment movement this semester and are focusing their attention on pressuring Pomona College to divest its endowment from fossil fuel interests.
Between 1985 and 1986, a campaign to divest from companies doing business in apartheid-era South Africa took hold across the nation. Now, 27 years later, the 5Cs are taking inspiration from the movement’s strategy in their fossil fuel divestment campaign. Trustees at both Pitzer College and Claremont Graduate University were