“Restoring Concordia”

Rally Discusses Social, Political Climate At ConU

Gabrielle Bouchard, a student parent and Women’s Studies student, spoke about the importance of understanding why such a gathering was necessary. Photo Erin Sparks

A group of about 40 students and other community members gathered outside the Hall Building on April 13 to discuss the current climate of the ongoing strike in light of yesterday’s demonstration.

The event was advertised as a rally and open forum to restore Concordia’s community.

“It was just a group of students that came together after the events of yesterday morning,” said Geography student Alex Matak. “I think the sentiment was just that it became very clear that everything was incredibly messed up and headed in a very volatile direction and something needed to change.”

The discussion, which was catered by Peoples Potato, featured many speakers and a diversity of opinions.