On Thursday October 7 the Brandeis Chapter of Students for a Just and Stable Future and Brandeis Students for Environmental Action (SEA) hosted a Sleep Out on the campus main lawn. The event drew around seventy people over the course of the night, with around twenty people actually sleeping out. Students were drawn to see a lineup of a cappella, improv comedy, and a whole group of speakers including representatives of Brandeis’s Pakistani Relief Fund, Real Food and Natural Living clubs. Also speaking was SJSF’s own Craig Altemose, who gave a really terrific speech about reasons for focusing on combating climate change. As well as awesome speakers, we had cupcakes with 350 written on them in frosting, a photo petition, and a phone-in to the director of Brandeis dining services requesting exclusively cage free eggs in the dining halls.
The event was a prelude to help recruit people for the statewide Sleep Out this weekend. We would love to have some more people go out to Worcester with us and network, play fun games, and generally do awesome stuff. Anyone interested can sign up at seabrandeis.org.