The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

SEGL students get a direct lesson about nonviolent protest

Date: Apr 12nd, 2011

On the afternoon of April 11, 2011, at 2nd and Constitution Avenue, there was a protest against Congress’s decision (as part of a budget deal) not to allow government-subsidized abortions for low-income women in the District, even though the DC government approved them and uses its own tax money to pay for them. Mayor Vincent Gray and several members of the City Council, as well as many others, sat down in the street and refused to move; they were then arrested by Capitol Police.

SEGL students arrived on the scene (one block from the residence).  SEGL Alum Markus Batchelor was present.  See below for pictures!