Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
Editorial Note 3/22/18: The referenced video was removed by the author upon request.
On Monday at 12:15 p.m., members of the student group Organizing for Survivors (O4S) released demands for changes in the way the College handles sexual violence on campus. Drawing a crowd of roughly 100 people in the center of Parrish Hall, students relayed personal experiences, voiced their grievances, and presented itemized and concrete requests for changes in College policy. Immediately prior to the rally, they presented their demands to President Smith, who declined their invitation to walk down to the lobby to view the demonstration.
Below is an excerpted video of the demonstration. You can read O4S’s full and detailed list of demands in Voices, here.