National Women's College Day of Protest and Solidarityposted by Jazz at 10/12/2004 07:27:00 AM
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Since being evicted from the administrative building, the women have taken to living in tents on the lawn outside. A number of Wells graduates and other supporters have stopped by with food, drinks, and a welcome show of support. There is currently a "Voided Check" campaign in progress. Alumnae are sending in voided donation checks to the school, along with a note indicating that the check represents the amount of money they would have been donating to Wells had they not gone co-ed and that they can expect to receive a valid check in that amount if the school reverses its decision.
Here is one photo of the human barricade at the Wells administrative building. Click on the photo for more pictures from the protest. Notice that the women are all wearing symbolic black gags to demonstrate how their voices are being silenced in decisions regarding the future of their school.