Seton Hall students will be blocking traffic on campus, Friday, with a human chain to show their opposition to the possibility of bombing Syria.
The anti-war demonstration will be held on Friday, Sept. 6 on Seton Hall’s campus Green at 3:30pm. The rally will be held by members of the Martin Luther King Scholarship Association led by sophomore Raul Ausa-Velazco and senior Wallace Weaver.
"I think military intervention in Syria would be a horrible mistake," said Ausa-Velazco. "Not only because it would be a war crime that most of the world and, indeed, our own country is against, but one that could spark international conflict and launch the US into yet another war, as we barely get past the two wars we have been involved in for the past 12 years. "
The Association is also organizing a Vigil for Peace in response to Pope Francis I’s call for a day of fasting and prayer for Syria on September 7th, the group said.
“The Martin Luther King Scholarship Association was created in the 1960’s at Seton Hall to promote minority enrollment at the recently-integrated university and to preserve a lasting legacy of servant leadership among students in the style of Martin Luther King, Jr. himself,” the group stated. “The program’s director, the Rev. Dr. Forrest Pritchett, is a professor at the university who attempts to instill among young scholars King’s passion for social justice and dedication to community service.”