Students Protest Scripps’ Institute for Women’s Leadership in Latin America

On Tuesday, March 13, a student protest broke out at the opening ceremony for the Institute for Women’s Leadership in Latin America in Garrison Theater at Scripps College. As soon as former Mexican Presidential candidate for the National Action Party Josefina Vázquez Mota finished her speech, numerous students stood up and shouted to Scripps President Lori Bettison-Varga.

Shouts began as a declaration calling out to President Bettison-Varga about the lack of dialogue with faculty and students when the decision was made to bring the Institute to Scripps. As security closed in on close to thirty protesters, the chanting grew louder and was accompanied by drumming. Once ejected from the auditorium the group continued their chanting in the lobby of Garrison Theater. (NB: We are everywhere: more here).

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