Opening Statement - Molly Stuart, Jay Saper, Jenny Marks, Amitai Ben-Abba, Sam Koplinka-Loehr
Hello, Friends and Community Members. We are the Dalai Lama Welcoming Committee. We have been asked to discuss our activism from October. We’d like to start with a quote from the late Senator Paul Wellstone. He said “If we don't fight hard enough for the things we stand for, at some point we have to recognize that we don't really stand for them.” We appreciate being heard together, as a group of students who have worked in a deliberative and consensus based process to do our part in honoring the words of the Dalai Lama.