Heard in the Hall

The Link went to the Concordia Student Union sleep-in in the Webster Library and asked: Do you think that a sleep-in is an effective form of protest?

  • Yes. It challenges people who aren’t protesting to see; it’s a really visible form of protest. It also encourages students to interact with each other and to participate in student initiatives.”

  • “The sleep-in allows students to sleep here and work around the clock on this. Some people are up until three in the morning working on pamphlets and sending out emails. It’s really allowed us to have a workflow that is needed to make this strike successful.”

  • “I think it is, because more people are aware of it. Especially, it’s at night, right? So when they know that people sleep in, they’re like, ‘Oh why are people sleeping in?’ It gets [the message] out there.”

  • “I don’t think so. I’m not actually [part of the sleep-in], I’m just here to have my coffee. I think it’s better to sleep at home, I don’t see why it’s so important to sleep here. I don’t see the point, actually. […] You can protest with boxes that have something written on them, and say something. But a sleep-in? You don’t say anything, you just sleep.”