A Reflection on our Situation of Protest

As we sit here peacefully settled into our action with the wellbeing of the planet and people everywhere constantly in mind, we realize the privilege of our situation of protest. In this comfortably carpeted hallway, outside the office of the president of one of the world’s most respected educational institutions, we face little risk of bodily harm from the police and possible disciplinary repercussions pale in comparison to risks other protestors have faced and continue to face on this campus, in this city, in this country, and all over the world. We feel this privilege only heightens the need to leverage our position as best we can.