Swarthmore College Department of

Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

STAND urges abstention from luxuries in anti-genocide campaign

This week, SwatSTAND, the Swarthmore chapter of STAND, A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition, has been encouraging the Swarthmore community to participate in a nation-wide STAND fast to raise money for and awareness about genocide. ??We are asking that for a period of time, be it for one day or for the entire week, students give up one luxury item and donate the money they would have spent toward that item,?? Neena Cherayil ??11, an officer of SwatSTAND, said. Also, in an initiative unique to Swarthmore, SwatSTAND is collaborating with the local co-op in a further effort to raise funds. For the next three weeks, students have the option of donating their ten percent co-op student discount to the cause. … more from The Phoenix