To the Editors:

I am a member of the Bowdoin Justice Coalition. This is our mission statement:

The Meeting in the Union was our first effort to bring to light some of the issues that plague our world and pervade our campus. Going forward, it is our mission to facilitate a continued dialogue between members of the community about these issues, and work together toward concrete change—toward equal opportunity and equal treatment at Bowdoin. With increased communication between students, administrators, faculty, and staff, we are optimistic that BJC will promote self-reflection, respect, a desire to learn, and a more urgent desire for progress. We envision a more integrated and inclusive culture here, and believe that real, institutional change is possible.

If you would like to get involved or have any questions, please email me at

Emily Simon ’17