More than 50 Hobart and William Smith students, along with 10 faculty members, students from Cornell University, Hamilton College, Ithaca College and Finger Lakes Community College, and a reporter and photographer from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle newspaper, traveled to Washington, D.C. this weekend.
There, they were joined behind the Hobart and William Smith banner by three HWS alums who live and work in the Washington D.C. area–David Shellard '02, former president of Chi Phi, Kim Gould '02, and Justin Siuta '02–and an estimated 100,000 other protesters taking a stand against the possible war with Iraq.
The local contingent, sponsored by the Colleges' chapter of Refuse and Resist!, marched behind a banner created by Clement Signs of Geneva, whose owner, Peter Miller, donated a portion of the banner cost and also attended the Washington rally.
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle story titled “Threat of war with Iraq draws area protesters to D.C. march” ran Oct. 27. The Geneva Finger Lakes Times story titled “Local group travels to D.C. for war protest” ran Oct. 30.