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Students for Bhopal is active at more than 70 schools around the globe. Learn more by clicking the map below!

 

Agnes Scott College

At Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia, students are learning about the Bhopal disaster and its implications for globalization, corporate accountability, and society at large.

..........• "Globalization & Justice: Learning from Bhopal"

To find out more about the Agnes Scott College campaign, contact Lara Denis.

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University of Alaska

Students at the University of Alaska are learning more about the chemical violence in Bhopal and the human horror that the disaster continues to wreak upon the survivors.

..........• Film Screening & Discussion

To find out more about the University of Alaska campaign, contact Varsha Mathrani.

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University of Alberta, Canada

Hundreds of students at the University of Alberta are learning about the Bhopal disaster and the international campaign. “It was a huge success! The film was shown in a room for 400 -- and there were 435 present. Also there was an MBA student in the audience who had family affected by the disaster -- he sent a very long and emotional e-mail surprised that people here cared and so thankful they did."

..........• Suzuki Headlines Bhopal Documentary Screening

To find out more about the University of Alberta campaign, contact Nancy Hannemann.

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University of Arizona

The Tucson chapter of the Association for India's Development and the Southwest Network for Environment and Economic Justice (SNEEJ) are both organizing events to demand justice for the people of Bhopal.

..........• "Fighting Corporate Globalization" Discussion
..........• Photo Display and Movie Screening

To find out more about the University of Arizona campaign, contact Ranjini Swaminathan.

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Arizona State University

The Tempe chapter of the Association for India's Development is organizing events at Arizona State University to educate students there about the Bhopal disaster and its continuing aftermath.

..........• Bhopal Documentary Screening

To find out more about the Arizona State University campaign, contact Venktesh Kalayanaraman.

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Bard College

A unique academic initiative, the Bhopal Student Research Project, has been galvanizing students at Bard College. Designed and organized by the Human Rights Project at Bard College, the course enabled students to explore the history and systemic causes of the Bhopal tragedy, and to design their own creative and academic projects to further their understanding of the disaster's wide-reaching implications. Read more about the initiative at www.bard.edu/bhopal.

..........• Bhopal Student Research Project
..........• Bhopal 20th Anniversary Week of Action
..........• Sathyu Sarangi & Ryan Bodanyi Speak on Bhopal
..........• Sathyu Speaks to Students
..........• "Flames Not Flowers" at Bard
..........• Dow is Death

To find out more about the Bard campaign, contact Bridget Hanna.

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Belgian Amnesty Youth

Youth members of Amnesty International and Oxfam in Belgium are learning about Bhopal and taking action. "We made workshops over Bhopal, we sent some postcards to Dow Chemical and we organized a rule game, young people playing victims, workers, or directors of Union Carbide..."

..........• Bhopal Gathering

To find out more about the Belgian youth campaign, visit the Amnesty Belgium website.

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Bhopal, India

The youth of Bhopal have been full and active participants in the long campaign for justice. "Shahid's interactive session with the students was quite memorable. He spoke intensely and what he said was startling for them. To a question 'what do you plan to do in the future?' his answer was, 'one of us will self immolate. We will die and if that does not work others will die'. It was so raw that there was a shocked silence."

..........• Thousands of Handprints (click here for photos!)
..........• Protesting the Gas Minister
..........• Fighting the Contamination
..........• Protesting for Medical Care
..........• Bhopal Children Paint for Justice (click here for photos!)
..........• "Hum Muavza De Denge"

To find out more about the youth campaign in Bhopal, contact Rachna Dhingra.

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Brandenburg University, Germany

At the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany, students are learning more about the Bhopal disaster and its aftermath. "All the students and our professor enjoyed the presentation, many of them were shocked after seeing the horrible photos and after knowing the actual recent situation in Bhopal."

..........• Bhopal Presentation

To find out more about the Brandenburg University campaign, contact Shrinivas Tukdeo.

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Brown University

Students at Brown University have joined the campaign, and made the connections between Dow and Death quite clear through their Halloween actions. "We feel that Halloween is the perfect time to highlight the unholy alliance that Dow and Death seem to have made," declared Mika Nagasaki, a sophomore at Brown. "Dow maximizes its profits by contributing to the deaths of thousands of people throughout the world, and Death is only too happy to collect these victims before their time. Dow's legacy of contamination and death must come to an end; by refusing to take action in Bhopal, Dow is condemning thousands more to an untimely end."

..........• "Dow Grim Reaper" (click here for the photographs; here for the press release!)
..........• "Return-to-Sender" at Dowpharma! (click here for photos; here for the press release!)
..........• Tabling for Bhopal; Petitions to Dow
..........• Raj Sharma Speaks About Bhopal
..........• SAATh Performs "Bhopal"
..........• Petitioning Dow on Earth Day

To find out more about the Brown campaign, contact Aditi Bhaskar.

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University of California, Berkeley

Students at the University of California, Berkeley have been organizing events to educate the campus community about the Bhopal disaster and to demand justice for the people of Bhopal.

..........• Berkeley Student Assembly Demands Divestment (click here for the press release, and here for the resolution!)
..........• "Green" Conference Recinds Dow Sponsorship Over Bhopal (click here for the official statement!)
..........• Survivors Speak with Berkeley Students (click here for photos!)
..........• Bhopal Photo Exhibit (click here for photos!)
..........• Faculty Petition

To find out more about the University of California at Berkeley campaign, contact Alastair Iles.

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University of California, Davis

The UC Davis Student Government, the Environmental Policy & Planning Commission and the Ethnic & Cultural Affairs Commission are working together to educate students at UC-Davis about the Bhopal disaster and the ways that students can make a difference. "We had a small area of campus surrounded by a ridiculous amount of caution tape, making a great eye catching visual!"

..........• 20th Anniversary Outreach, Film Screening

To find out more about the University of California, Davis campaign, contact Roshani Parekh.

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University of California, San Diego

The San Diego chapter of the Association for India's Development is spreading the word about Bhopal and educating people about the campaign for justice.

..........• Dow Protest: A Coalition-Building Event
..........• Bhopal Photo Exhibit
..........• "Twenty Years Without Justice" Screening
..........• Earth Day Table

To find out more about the University of California, San Diego campaign, contact Priya Natarajan.

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CalTech

Students at CalTech, working with the CalTech Environmental Task Force, have hosted teach-ins, planned fundraisers, and held discussions with Jackie Barton, a Dow Board Member and CalTech faculty member. "In the wake of Enron and other corporate scandals, it's clearer than ever that we have to hold corporations accountable," said Dan Feldman, one of the campaign leaders at CalTech. "If we can't hold corporations accountable for an accident that killed 20,000 people, when can we hold them accountable?"

..........• Discussion With Dow Boardmember Jackie Barton
..........• Pressuring Dow Boardmember Jackie Barton
..........• Bhopal Teach-in
..........• Concert Fundraiser

To find out more about the CalTech campaign, contact Dan Feldman.

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Carnegie Mellon University

The members of AID-Pittsburgh are organizing to demand justice for the people of Bhopal, and they're raising awareness about the disaster and what can be done to help at Carnegie Mellon University.

..........• Vigil & Bhopal Express Screening

To find out more about the Carnegie Mellon University campaign, contact Sanjeev Koppal.

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Center Learning Community, PA

Students at the Center Learning Community Charter School in Pennsylvania are learning about the Bhopal disaster - and getting angry about it. "We showed to the seventh and sixth graders in my class. They were very sad when they saw what happened in Bhopal."

..........• Cloud Over Bhopal Screening & Debate

To find out more about the Center Learning Community campaign, contact Ashish Bhandari.

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Chennai Colleges, India

In Chennai, students from several area colleges - including IIT Madras, Loyola College, Vellore Institute of Technology, Stella Maris and Ethiraj College, and Holy Cross - have joined together to form "We Feel Responsible," an action collective dedicated to organizing for Bhopal and other progressive causes.

..........• Boycotting the Indian Oil Corporation
..........• Protesting the Petroleum Minister
..........• "Run/Walk for Life" Marks Bhopal Anniversary
..........• Meeting the Governor of Tamil Nadu in Support of the March to Delhi
..........• Beach Performances and Support for the Bhopal Padayatra
..........• Solidarity Hungerstrike for Indefinite Fasters in Delhi
..........Chennaites Launch a Photo Exhibition in Solidarity with Bhopal March
..........1000 Bhopals Exhibition

To find out more about the Chennai, India campaign, contact Dharmesh Shah.

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University of Chicago

Students with ECO, one of the leading student environmental groups at the University of Chicago, are fighting for justice in Bhopal.

..........• Earth Day Bhopal Discussion
..........• Hunger Strike and Amnesty Speaker

To find out more about the University of Chicago campaign, contact Heather Rosenfeld.

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University of Cincinnati

Students with the local Association for India's Development chapter at the University of Cincinnati have organized a series of events highlighting the continuing disaster in Bhopal and the need for justice. "A person from Cleveland called and was interested in joining our events. But he was also asking if we were planning to go to DOW's facility in the state and are we having any rallies and protests and 'shouting'. He had been deeply hurt by the tragedy and wanted to 'shout'."

..........• Remember Bhopal Week (click here for photos!)
..........• Photo Exhibition and Discussion (click here for photos; here for the press release!)
..........• Global 2 Conference
..........• Presentation at the Global 3 Conference
..........• 'Die-in'
..........• Bush Protest: Extradite Anderson!
..........• Fast for Bhopal
..........• Diane Wilson visits
..........• 21st Anniversary Photo Exhibition

To find out more about the University of Cincinnati campaign, contact Sandesh Samdaria.

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University of Colorado

The AID chapter at the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as other campus groups including 18011, have recently become involved in the campaign for justice in Bhopal. "I couldn't have been touched more deeply by the interest, sympathy, and support that the students and people in Boulder expressed for the victims of the disaster and their campaign. Amazingly, nearly 350 people passed through the Bhopal photo display during its time in Boulder."

..........• Week of Bhopal Events (click here for photos!)

To find out more about the University of Colorado campaign, contact Raghu Bhavansikar.

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Cuddalore, India

In Cuddalore, India, itself a slow and silent Bhopal, school children are learning more about Bhopal - and the chemical dangers of their own community. "About 200 children from 18 schools participated in the painting competitions with Pollution as the theme. Some of the paintings featured Dow Chemicals and Union Carbide very prominently next to the SIPCOT industries."

..........• 20th Anniversary Vigil; Painting Competition

To find out more about the Cuddalore, India campaign, contact Shweta Narayan.

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Dallas Sierra Student Coalition

Students with the Sierra Student Coalition have been leading the campaign for Bhopal in Dallas, TX, most visibly by organizing a vigil on the anniversary. "The point is, We Were There," wrote Christina Billingsley, the Texas State Coordinator for the SSC. "We were there, campaigning for Bhopal, along with 16 different countries, 25 different US campuses- taking action on that very day with us. It was an amazing feeling."

..........• Protest and Vigil and Dow's Dallas Plant (click here for photos; here for the press release!)
..........• Petitioning

To find out more about the Dallas SSC campaign, contact Christina Billingsley.

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Dartmouth College

The Amnesty International chapter at Dartmouth College - together with Project Bangladesh - has been raising awareness about Bhopal and the need for action. "Continuing to pursue events such as the Bhopal photo exhibit is the first step to demanding accountability and ensuring that events like the disaster in Bhopal don’t go unnoticed."

..........• Photo Exhibit and Discussion

To find out more about the Dartmouth College campaign, contact Tara Seethaler.

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Delhi University, India

Students at Delhi University in India have been organizing an amazing campaign there for justice in Bhopal. From The Hindu: "Praising the effort of the students for raising such pertinent questions, human rights activist, Sayeeda Hameed, said, 'It is only when the youth get involved will this movement gather strength. Human memory is very short and when one generation passes, people can't be expected to remember. But it is very heartening that young people for whom this blot does not even form a part of their memory, are willing to take up the issue.'"

..........• Petitioning the Prime Minister
..........• Meeting with the President of India
..........• 20th Anniversary Vigil, Protest (click here for photos!)
..........• Student Fact-Finding Report & Film
..........• Students Gherao Tata Building Against Ratan’s Offer to Bail Out Union Carbide
..........• Bush Come Back with Warren Anderson - A Report
..........• Ryan, Rachna, Shivani Talk to Students
..........• "Expressions" Essay Competition
..........• Documentary, Discussion, and Protests

To find out more about the Delhi University campaign, contact Suroopa Mukherjee.

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Delta College

Located only a stone's throw from Dow's world headquarters in Midland, Michigan, Delta College is a surprising place for students to be learning about Dow's dark side. Yet several students there are organizing a campaign to educate their fellow students about the Bhopal disaster - and the role that Dow has played in perpetuating it.

..........• Survivors Tell Students of Chemical Terror
..........• "Flames Not Flowers" Bhopal Photo Exhibit

To find out more about the Delta College campaign, contact Ryan Bodanyi.

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Duke University

At Duke, the Association for India's Development and the Duke Indian Youth Association are joining together to raise awareness about the disaster and to take practical action that will help the campaign.

..........• Film Screening and Congressional Lobbying

To find out more about the Duke University campaign, contact Somnath Roy.

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Emerson College

Members of AID Boston and the Boston Coalition for Justice in Bhopal have been educating the students at Emerson about the Bhopal disaster and the campaign for justice.

..........• Women & Bhopal: A Discussion

To find out more about the Emerson College campaign, contact MoNa Mandal.

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Emory University

Students with the Atlanta chapter of the Association for India's Development at Emory University are taking up the Bhopal campaign and demanding justice for the people of Bhopal. “Just imagine if the 20,000 dead and the 150,000 sick and suffering 20 years later were Americans! Could Dow continue to deny their responsibility for cleaning up the toxic mess that Union Carbide has left which continues to make more people sick and contaminate their grounds and water supply?”

..........• 20th Anniversary Film Screening and Performance (click here for photos, and here for the press release!)
..........• Protesting Dow with Amnesty International

To find out more about the Emory University campaign, contact Alka Roy.

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Flintridge High School, CA

Students with the Sierra Student Coalition at Flintridge High School in Sierra Madre, California, have been organizing an energetic and creative campaign against Dow Chemical and the board member, Jackie Barton, that lives nearby. "Bhopal is the absolute epitome of the big corporation against a rural village," Preeti emphasizes. "What really got me interested in working with the Bhopal campaign is the sheer tragedy of the whole ordeal. I think it's an atrocity that people are still suffering, 20 years after the actual incident."

..........• Fundraising, Petitioning, and RTS

To find out more about the Flintridge High School SSC campaign, contact Preeti Upadhyaya.

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Forum High School, IL

Students at the Forum High School for Creative Studies, in Blue Island, Illinois, are protesting Union Carbide's continuing disregard for the health of people who live near its plants - in Bhopal and in the US, as well.

..........• Protesting Union Carbide

To find out more about the Forum High School campaign, contact Jan Favia.

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Garfield High School, WA

At Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington, students are learning about the terrible atrocities that happened in Bhopal - and what they can do to help.

..........• Documentary Screening and Discussion

To find out more about the Garfield High School campaign, contact Farah Nousheen.

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Georgia Institute of Technology

Students with the Atlanta chapter of the Association for India's Development at the Georgia Institute of Technology are educating their fellow students about the Bhopal disaster and how they can contribute to the campaign for justice. “Keep Fighting,” one attendee wrote. “We are with you. Your passion and dedication inspires us all. Unity in Justice for all people.”

..........• Film Screening and Campaign Update (click here for photos, and here for the press release!)

To find out more about the Georgia Institute of Technology campaign, contact Srini Seetharaman.

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Georgia State University

Students with Georgia State University and the local Association for India's Development chapter have been organizing a Bhopal campaign in Atlanta! "Students/professors were taking about how to make sure that Bhopal is included in discussions in classes/ curriculum such as industrial engineering, business ethics, international affairs etc..."

..........• 20th Anniversary Vigil and Film Screening (click here for photos, and here for the press release!)
..........• Anniversary Vigil and Documentary Screening (click here for photos!)
..........• Bhopal Survivor Champa Devi Shukla Visits

To find out more about the Georgia State campaign, contact Ian Fletcher.

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Grand Valley State University

Students at Grand Valley are beginning to question Dow's story that they have no liability for the Bhopal disaster - none whatsoever. "Jason's main points were to say it wasn't right to hold a company liable for something that happened 20 years ago and not under their watch. Someone in the audience asked Jason, why can't we try it and see if it works?"

..........• Bhopal Debate

To find out more about the Grand Valley campaign, contact Paul Damore.

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Harvard University

Students at Harvard are beginning to organize a full fledged campaign there, in the wake of a powerful visit by two survivors of the disaster in May of 2004.

..........• Survivors Speak to Students
..........• Halloween: Dow is Death
..........• Trade Unionist Panel Discussion

To find out more about the Harvard campaign, contact Suvrat Raju.

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University of Houston

At the University of Houston, the members of the Houston chapter of the Association for India's Development are organizing events that both raise awareness about the Bhopal disaster among the students there are that also pose a threat to Dow and its reputation.

..........• Bhopal Photo Exhibit & Film Screening
..........• Calling on the Indian Gov't to Agree to a Cleanup
..........• Fasting for a Cleanup
..........• Protest at the Houston Consulate (click here for photos!)
..........• BHOPAL...This Could Happen Here!
..........• Vigil Marks Indefinite Fast in Delhi

To find out more about the University of Houston campaign, contact Harshad Parakh.

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University of Illinois, U-C

Students at the University of Illinois have been busy organizing a campaign there! Among other things, they've been doing a tremendous job of collecting signatures for the Faculty Petition for Justice in Bhopal. According to Ravi Ravishankar, one of the student leaders of the campaign, "many of the faculty members that we've talked to have become advocates for the petition, and have promised to ask their colleagues to sign on as well."

..........• Faculty Petition
..........• Bhopal Action Week
..........• Anniversary Column (find it here!)

To find out more about the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campaign, contact Ravi Ravishankar.

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Illinois State University

Students at Illinois State University are determined to see Dow take responsibility for its actions in Bhopal and elsewhere. According to Dr. Fitzgibbons, ''I think this is a testimony there's a subset of students out there in colleges of business who are concerned about the environment, concerned about corporate action that hurts us and has negative impact on stakeholders.''

..........• Demonstration and Petitioning (click here for the press release!)

To find out more about the Illinois State University campaign, contact Dr. Dale Fitzgibbons.

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Indiana University

Students with the Bloomington chapter of the Association for India's Development at Indiana University are helping to educate their campus community about the Bhopal disaster and what can be done to help.

..........• Protesting Dow Recruiting (click here for photos; here for the press release!)
..........• Confronting Dow's CEO
..........• Film Screening and Discussion
..........• Candlelight Vigil (click here for the video; here for the press release!)
..........• Panel Discussion & Photo Exhibit
..........• Rachna Dhingra Speaks About Bhopal
..........• Anniversary Film Screening & Discussion (click here for photos!)

To find out more about the University of Indiana campaign, contact Yogesh Simmhan.

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Indian Inst for Forest Management

Students and Bhopal supporters at the Indian Institute for Forest Management in Bhopal are doing their part to remember the disaster that killed so many in their city, in the hopes that by remembering the disaster and sharing in the struggle Bhopal will never happen anywhere again.

..........• Photo Exhibition and Solidarity

To find out more about the Indian Institute for Forest Management campaign, contact Nahar Muhammed.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Students at Jawaharlal Nehru University are learning about Bhopal through the creative performances of the Bahroop Arts Group, a theatre group that's staging performances about Bhopal and other pressing social issues.

..........• Bhopal Performance

To find out more about the Jawaharlal Nehru University campaign, contact Anusha Chandrasekharan.

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Johns Hopkins University

Both the Association for India's Development chapter at Johns Hopkins University and the South Asian Students at Hopkins (SASH) have played a leading role in raising awareness about the Bhopal disaster and what can be done at Johns Hopkins. "A few of us drove up to another director's house - Paul Stern. He was out for dinner. Nevertheless we left a message that we would be back."

..........• Petitioning and "RTS" Actions
..........• Bhopal Photo Exhibit
..........• Earth Day Awareness

To find out more about the Johns Hopkins campaign, contact Nirveek Bhattacharjee.

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Lewis and Clark College

Students at Lewis and Clark are determined to spread the word about Dow's corporate crimes at their school--and they're also demanding that their school no longer

..........• Film Screening and Banning Dow Products

To find out more about the Lewis and Clark College campaign, contact Lizzie Fussell.

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Louisiana State University

The members of the Association for India's Development Baton Rouge chapter, at Louisiana State University, are raising awareness about the Bhopal disaster and what can be done. "Given the interest in our group and the potential of making a bigger impact (as Louisiana is a hub of DOW and other petrochemical industries) and the presence of other active concerned groups, we are looking forward to taking this issue further."

..........• Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
..........• Anniversary Vigil & Video Screening
..........• 20th Anniversary Vigil

To find out more about the Louisiana State University campaign, contact Anand Chandolu.

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University of Maryland

The Association for India's Development chapter at the University of Maryland, College Park has been organizing a series of actions and events around the Bhopal issue, including a "Return-to-Sender" action that targeted two of Dow's 14 board members. "On Dec 3rd evening, several of us went to the Watergate, the residence of one of the Dow directors - Barbara Franklin. She had gone for a dinner at the White House and had instructed the security *NOT* to accept anything from us."

..........• Anniversary Week: Protests, Documentary, and "Return-to-Sender" Actions (click here for photos!)
..........• Protesting Boardmember Barbara Franklin (click here for the video!)
..........• Calling on the Indian Gov't to Agree To A Cleanup
..........• Protest at the Indian Embassy (click here for photos!)
..........• Embassy Demonstration & 3-Day Solidarity Fast
..........• 17th Anniversary Protest at the Indian Embassy
..........• Globalization Film Series
..........• "Bhopal & Beyond"
..........• Vigil Marks Indefinite Fast in Delhi

To find out more about the University of Maryland, College Park campaign, contact Sekhar Jammalamadaka.

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Marymount Manhattan College

The International Studies Program at Marymount Manhattan College has been playing a leading role in educating students about the Bhopal disaster.

..........• Documentary Screening

To find out more about the Marymount Manhattan College campaign, contact Radhika Balakrishnan.

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Mass. Institute of Technology

Students from the Boston chapter of the Association for India's Development and from the Program on Human Rights and Justice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been organizing a series of events at MIT, one of the top engineering schools in the country.

..........• Cambridge Council Dumps Dow Chemical, Cites Bhopal (click here for the resolution!)
..........• Spoiling Dow Recruiting
..........• The Survivors Speak
..........• Halloween: Dow is Death
..........• Documentary Screening
..........• Anniversary Protest for Justice in Bhopal (click here for photos and the press release!)
..........• Bhopal Seminar
..........• 'Die-in' at Copley Square
..........• Rachna Speaks On Bhopal
..........• Screening of "Bhopal Express"
..........• Film Screening and Discussion with Raj Sharma
..........• Vigil Marks Indefinite Fast in Delhi

To find out more about the MIT campaign, contact MoNa Mandal.

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McGill University, Canada

At McGill University in Canada, several organizations are joining together to organize educational programs about Bhopal and the campaign for justice.

..........• Bhopal Photo Exhibit, Documentary Screening

To find out more about the McGill University campaign, contact Laurel Sprengelmeyer.

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University of Michigan

Students at the University of Michigan have been among the most active in calling for Dow Chemical to accept its responsibilities for Bhopal. "It's all about justice," said Shiny Mathew, one of the co-facilitators of Justice for Bhopal. "It's unjust - and frankly incomprehensible - that Dow refuses to clean up the Bhopal site and stop the continued contamination of thousands of Bhopal residents. It's Dow's legal and moral responsibility to remediate its own pollution." Justice for Bhopal has focused on three distinct campaigns: education, pressuring Dow directly, and pressuring the company indirectly by advocating for the University to take a stand in favor of the Bhopal campaign.

Education
..........• Bhopal Survivors Visit the University of Michigan (click here for photos!)
..........• Bhopal Performance Reenacts Disaster
..........• Bhopal Memorial Donated to University of Michigan
..........• Indecent Acts: Demanding Corporate Accountability
..........• Exposure: Portrait of a Corporate Crime (click here for the news advisory!)
..........• Anniversary Protest on the Diag (click here for photos!)
..........• Justice for Bhopal Attends the AID Conference (click here for photos!)
..........• "Bhopal Express" Showing
..........• "Bhopal Legacy"
..........• India and Free Trade: A Closer Look at Bhopal
..........• Bhopal Survivors Speak at the University of Michigan
..........• Speaking on the Radio
..........• Feature in the Michigan Daily
..........• Halloween: Dow is Death
..........• Confronting NEERI

Targeting Dow
..........• Confronting Dow's CEO (click here for photos!)
..........• Protest at the 2003 Dow Shareholder Meeting (click here for photos!)
..........• Confronting Four Board Members on the 19th Anniversary (click here for photos!)
..........• Surprising Dow's Board on the 21st Anniversary
..........• Dow Shareholder Meeting Protest
..........• Protesting at the 2007 Dow Shareholders Meeting
..........• The Protest Against the UC-Dow Merger
..........• Confronting Dow's Director of Sustainable Development
..........• Protesting Junk Science
..........• Screwing With Recruiting
..........• Stealing Press Coverage

Targeting the University
..........• "Run for Your Life!" (click here for photos, here for the news advisory!)
..........• "Dissociation" from Dow (click here for the press release, here for the resolution!)
..........• Negotiating with the Administration
..........• "Quarantine" of the Dow Laboratory (click here for the press release!)
..........• Testimonial Readings at the Dow Laboratory

To find out more about the University of Michigan campaign, contact Deepti Reddy or visit the Justice for Bhopal webpage.

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Michigan State University

Amnesty International and Physicians for Human Rights supporters have teamed up at Michigan State to raise awareness about the Bhopal disaster and demand justice - directly from Dow Chemical!

..........• Dow Shareholder Meeting Protest

To find out more about the Michigan State University campaign, contact Nidhip Patel.

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University of Minnesota

Students with the local Association for India's Development chapter at the University of Minnesota have been organizing a Bhopal campaign at their campus. “When people are aware that this is happening, that’s when things are going to change,” said Dwijendra Guru, President of the AID-Minnesota chapter.

..........• 20th Anniversary Day of Action
..........• 19th Anniversary Vigil and Documentary
..........• Documentary Screening and Discussion

To find out more about the University of Minnesota campaign, contact Tathagata Mitra.

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Mumbai Colleges, India

In Mumbai, India, students from several colleges and universities are taking action. “Students from various colleges like Sophia, St Xavier’s and Wilson signed up for the campaign,” said Shonali Sarda from Sophia College. “Yesterday we signed a petition against Dow which will be presented before court.”

..........• 19th Anniversary Protest and Disaster Re-Creation
..........• 20th Anniversary Candlelight Vigil
..........• Graduating TISS Students Confront PM
..........• Protest at 'Gateway to India'

To find out more about the Mumbai Colleges campaign, contact Vinuta Gopal.

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Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica

Students and others at the Universidad Nacional, Heredia, in Costa Rica, are learning about the Bhopal disaster, Dow's toxic legacy, and what can be done to fight for justice. "We presented the video to our group of researchers and other staff members. It is still shocking. I will use the material also for our courses."

..........• Documentary Screening

To find out more about the Universidad Nacional campaign, contact Clemens Ruepert.

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University of Nebraska

The Green Party of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ecology Now! and Amnesty International are teaming up to host educational events and spread the word about Bhopal, the international campaign, and how students can get involved.

..........• Film Screening and Discussion

To find out more about the University of Nebraska campaign, contact Naomi Solomon.

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University of New Mexico

Students from the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico chapter of the Association for India's Development are starting to educate people about Bhopal, plan events, and investigate Dow's associations with their university. "The response was quite good. About 50 people stopped by and signed up to receive updates on future local actions. One of the ladies who stopped by got extremely emotional after reading about the disaster. Many people wanted to know what they could do about it."

..........• From Bhopal to New Mexico: Environmental Justice Now!
..........• Fast and Protest Outside the UNM Bookstore

To find out more about the New Mexico campaign, contact Mohit Adhikari.

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New York University

Several organizations at New York University are teaming up to raise awareness about the Bhopal disaster and form a solidarity group dedicated to organizing future events for the campaign.

..........• Documentary Screening and Q&A About Bhopal
..........• The Bhopal Tragedy: A Global Perspective

To find out more about the New York University campaign, contact Robert Lesko.

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North Carolina Sierra Student Coalition

Students at Charlotte Latin School, Myers Park High School and several other Charlotte-area high schools are teaming up to demand justice for the people of Bhopal, as a part of the North Carolina Sierra Student Coalition. "Our vigil went pretty well. We were out there for about 45 minutes in rush hour holding our signs and candles."

..........• Vigil & Demonstration (click here for photos!)

To find out more about the North Carolina Sierra Student Coalition campaign, contact Katherine McEachern.

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North Seattle Community College

The student group Path of Greater Resistance has been organizing an outreach effort at the North Seattle Community College to educate students there about the Bhopal disaster and campaign.

..........• Documentary Screening

To find out more about the North Seattle Community College campaign, contact Greater Resistance.

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University of North Texas

The Amnesty International chapter at the University of North Texas is picking up the cause and educating students about the implications of the Bhopal disaster for globalization, corporate accountability, and human rights.

..........• Documentary Screening and Panel (click here for photos!)

To find out more about the University of North Texas campaign, contact Ambreen Rahman.

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Northwestern University Sch. of Law

Students with the South Asian Law Students Association of the Northwestern University School of Law are learning about the Bhopal disaster and how they can get involved.

..........• Documentary Screening

To find out more about the Northwestern University campaign, contact Gaurav Mathur.

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Oakland University

Students with the Oakland University chapter of Amnesty International are taking their fight with Dow straight to the top - to Dow headquarters in Midland, MI!

..........• Protest at Dow Headquarters!

To find out more about the Oakland University campaign, contact Ariana Toth.

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Occidental College

Students at Occidental College in Los Angeles are educating their community about the Bhopal disaster and confronting Dow Board members about the tragedy. "There's an ongoing human rights catastrophe in Bhopal and there has been for 20 years," says Clayton Perry, one of the leaders of the campaign at Occidental. "I mean, 20,000 people have died. How can you turn your back on that?"

..........• Pressuring Dow Boardmember Willie Davis
..........• Pressuring Dow Boardmember Jackie Barton
..........• Bhopal Teach-in

To find out more about the Occidental campaign, contact Clayton Perry.

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University of Oregon

Students at the University of Oregon in Eugene have only recently begun their campaign, and have focused primarily on educating their campus. They've hosted a Bhopal teach-in and video showing, and they're looking into bringing the Raghu Rai photo exhibit to town.

..........• Video Showing and Teach-in

To find out more about the University of Oregon campaign, contact Nicky Dunbar.

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Penn State University

Students at Penn State and members of the local chapter of the Association for India's Development have been educating the student body at Penn State about the Bhopal disaster - and the college's many connections with Dow Chemical. "The local paper asked Penn State about its Dow connections (too many!), making the PSU spokesman uncomfortable."

..........• Week of Bhopal Events
..........• Documentaries and Photo Exhibition
..........• Diane Wilson Speaks to Students
..........• Classroom Presentations
..........• Poster Competition

To find out more about the Penn State campaign, contact Anand Narasimhamurthy.

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University of Pennsylvania

The Association for India's Development in Philadelphia supports the campaign for justice in Bhopal, and is raising awareness about the disaster and Dow's continuing liabilities at the University of Pennsylvania and in the Philadelphia area.

..........• 19th Anniversary Education

To find out more about the University of Pennsylvania campaign, contact Nitin Bakshi.

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AID Portland

Members of the Portland Chapter of the Association for India's Development, together with students from Portland State University and Reed College, have been organizing an incredible campaign in Portland. "We've received wonderful support from Jobs with Justice, the Environmental Justice Action Group, Amnesty International, and others," said Kumaridevi Sivam, a mamber of AID and a leader of the Portland campaign.

..........• "Return-to-Sender" Action
..........• "We for Bhopal" visits Portland
..........• "Bhopal: Time for Justice"
..........'Dow: Clean Up Bhopal Now'

To find out more about the Portland AID campaign, contact Sathish Sundaram.

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Princeton University

Students at Princeton have begun a campaign for Bhopal there, and already they have done something remarkable: they've forced Dow to take responsibility for (a very small portion of) the contamination in Bhopal!! "Sujit handed over a sheet of paper saying 'This has the testimonial of a survivor of Bhopal.' That distressed him. His smile became plastic and disappeared."

..........• Shapiro Accepts Some Poison (click here for the press release!)
..........• Goldman Winners and Bhopal Survivors Speak
..........• A Discussion with Harold Shapiro
..........• Calling on the Indian Gov't to Agree to a Cleanup
..........• Hosting the Bhopal Photo Exhibit
..........• Pressing for Congressional Action
..........• Screening of Bhopal: The Search for Justice
..........• Screening of Bhopal Express
..........• Screening of 'Hunting Warren Anderson'
..........• Discussion with Raj Sharma and Documentary Screening

To find out more about the Princeton University campaign, contact Sujata Ray.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Bhopal disaster and its consequences are topics of discussion at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and students are hearing from some of the leaders of the campaign about what's being done to win justice for the victims.

..........• Diane Wilson, Yes Men Speak About Bhopal

To find out more about the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campaign, contact Steve Pierce.

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Rhode Island School of Design

Students at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, have been learning about the Bhopal disaster, the campaign for justice, and how they can make a difference both as individuals and as professional Designers and Architects.

..........• Learning from Bhopal: A Symposium (click here for photos!)
..........• Bhopal, Then and Now: An Exhibition (click here for photos!)

To find out more about the Rhode Island School of Design campaign, contact Peggy Lewis.

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The University of the South

Students and others at The University of the South have been moved to take action by the plight of the Bhopal survivors. "The chaplain offered a beautiful prayer and after some reflection and questions, the sachristans went on their way. After they left, the four us realized an amazing thing had happened. Two sections of campus, the church and the activists/ environmentalists, had been united under one cause, a rare and beautiful event."

..........• Documentary Screening and Discussion
..........• Meditative Walk and Vigil and Documentary (click here for photos!)

To find out more about the University of the South campaign, contact Caitlin McCollister.

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St. Benedict's Preparatory School

Students at St. Benedict's Preparatory School in New Jersey believe that "Everyone Deserves Clean Water", and they're speaking out. The SBP Environmental Club has been galvanizing hundreds of students at St. Benedict's to join the people of Bhopal in their demand for clean water and justice. "Students enjoyed it so much, our Environmental Club is overwhelmed with ideas for our next event."

..........• No One Wants to Drink "Bhopal Water" (click here for photos!)
..........• Film Screening, "Dow Grim Reaper"

To find out more about the St. Benedict's campaign, contact Daniel Saraiva.

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Southampton College

Students at Southampton are exploring the Bhopal disaster through the use of art and expression, in what they hope will be a unique and effective way of raising awareness about the disaster.

..........• Writing/Drawing Contest

To find out more about the Southampton College campaign, contact Jessica Hoffman.

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South Portland High School, ME

In Portland, Maine, students and other supporters of Amnesty International are joining together to remember Bhopal, educate themselves and others about the disaster, and organize to make sure that such a tragedy never happens again.

..........• Bhopal Vigil

To find out more about the South Portland High School campaign, contact Hannah Dunphy.

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Stanford University

The members of the Bay Area chapter of the Association for India's Development, one of AID's largest, have been very active in their support for the Bhopal campaign. "Huddled in a circle, the attendees also had the chance to hear a first-person account from Vijay Rajvaidya who described his anxious moments in 1984 as he tried to find out the well-being of his wife and three-month-old son who were in Bhopal when the disaster happened."

..........• Confronting the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
..........• 20th Anniversary Film Screening & Discussion (click here for photos!)
..........• Bhopal Skit & March to Delhi
..........• 19th Anniversary Vigil (click here for photos; here for the press release!)
..........• 17th Anniversary Vigil
..........• Indian Independence Day Protest at Consulate
..........• An Evening With Survivors of Bhopal
..........• Screening of Bhopal Express
..........• "Flames Not Flowers" Exhibition
..........• Vigil Marks Indefinite Fast in Delhi

To find out more about the Association for India's Development campaign in the Bay Area, contact Sudarshan Suresh.

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University of Sydney, Australia

At the University of Sydney, Australia, the Faculty of Law hosted a seminar entitled “Bhopal, 20 Years On: Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights Violations Today”, which examined Bhopal's continuing legal implications.

..........• Bhopal Law Seminar

To find out more about the University of Sydney campaign, contact Surya Deva.

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University of Texas, Austin

Led by the Austin Chapter of the Association for India's Development, students at UT-Austin are beginning to take action against Dow. "The quote below the statue - '...freedom is not given but taken...' sort of summed up our feelings on Bhopal. The statue was illuminated with candles and each of us holding a candle symbolized our intent."

..........• Student Governments Vote Against Dow (click here for the undergraduate and graduate resolutions, and here for the press release!)
..........• 20th Anniversary Week of Events (click here for the photos!)
..........• Bhopal in Our Backyard
..........• Vigil, Protest, and Documentary Screening
..........• Reverberating the Change - One Signature at a Time (click here for the photos!)
..........• Anniversary Vigil & Letters to Dow
..........• Stavropoulos: A Wanted Man
..........• Screening of "Bhopal Express" With Survivors
..........• Vigil Marks Indefinite Fast in Delhi

To find out more about the UT-Austin campaign, contact Gauri Karve.

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Tufts University

The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia has been organizing events at Tufts University to educate the students there about the Bhopal disaster so that they can join the campaign and demand justice from Dow.

..........• Questioning Dow CEO Andrew Liveris
..........• Halloween: Dow is Death
..........• Documentary Screening and Discussion
..........• Discussion With Gary Cohen
..........• Foiling Dow Recruiting
..........• Screening and Panel Discussion

To find out more about the Tufts University campaign, contact Sherebanu Frosh.

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Tulane University

The members of the New Orleans chapter of the Association for India's Development are making life difficult for Dow. They don't believe that Dow should continue with business-as-usual as the people of Bhopal suffer, and they've decided to take action.

..........• Protesting Dow Officials

To find out more about the Tulane University campaign, contact Biswanath Gouda.

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Vintage High School, CA

At Vintage High School, California, the Amnesty International group and the Poetry Club has partnered with the Corporate Action Network and Students for Bhopal to educate students about the Bhopal disaster, Dow’s responsibility, and how students can help. "We get told a lot of stuff in school, but not the important stuff like this. And I'm 18 years old right now and about to graduate and no one has mentioned Bhopal, India until the teach-in. What else haven't I been told?"

..........• Bhopal Teach-in

To find out more about the Vintage High School campaign, contact Sushanna Ellington.

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University of Washington

At the University of Washington, several campus-based and community organizations are teaming to to spread the word about Bhopal and the international campaign for justice.

..........• Seattle Proclaims "Bhopal Remembrance Day" (click here for the proclamation, here for press release!)
..........• 'Die in'
..........• A Month of Bhopal Events (click here for photos!)
..........• Documentary Screening & Outreach
..........• Vigil Marks Indefinite Fast in Delhi

To find out more about the University of Washington campaign, contact Vani Subramanian.

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Wesleyan University

At Wesleyan, students, Amnesty International members and Bhopal supporters are standing up for Bhopal and demanding that justice no longer be denied.

..........• Dow Board Member Confronted; Cries With Shame

To find out more about the Wesleyan University campaign, contact Betty Kolod.

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Wheaton College

Students at Wheaton College have been very active in educating their campus and campaigning against Dow. "Students here are like students elsewhere," says Janine Jacques, one of the student campaigners. "When we heard about what was happening in Bhopal, we were outraged. We decided that we had to act."

..........• Bhopal Teach-in
..........• Fasting in Solidarity (click here for the photos, here for the press release!)
..........• Resolution Against University Ties to Dow (click here for the resolution!)
..........• Anniversary Photo Exhibition
..........• Documentary Screening and Discussion

To find out more about the Wheaton campaign, contact Aditi Desai.

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College of William and Mary

Students at William and Mary have focused primarily on educating their campus about the Bhopal disaster, although they were ready when Dow's CEO, Michael Parker, came to town...

..........• Education
..........• Confrontation with Dow's CEO

To find out more about the William and Mary campaign, contact Azita Ranjbar.

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University of Wisconsin, Madison

At the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a school with a history of protests against Dow and its profiteering from death and destruction, students are once again educating themselves about Dow's crimes and what they can do to demand justice.

..........• Documentary Screening and Discussion
..........• Discussion and Performance of "Bhopal"

To find out more about the University of Wisconsin, Madison campaign, contact John Peck.

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University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Members of the Association for India's Development chapter in Milwaukee have joined the fight for justice in Bhopal! After confronting one of Dow's Board members on the disaster's 20th anniversary, Maneesha Bidani wrote, "Two folks went up to the door to present Ringler with a jhadoo and letter which he refused and told us to get off his property. We stayed on the street in front of his house and shouted chants and marched so that he would know for sure that this issue was not going away."

..........• A Delivery for Board Member Ringler! (click here for photos; here for the press release!)
..........• Jhadooing Board Member Ringler! (click here for photos!)
..........• Mr. Ringler's Neighborhood
..........• Survivors Speak at 20th Anniversary Vigil (click here for photos!)
..........• Dow Jhadooed at Industry Trade Show
..........• 21st Anniversary Vigil
..........• Calling on the Indian Gov't to Agree to a Cleanup
..........• 1500 Students Protest at Indian Consulates Nationwide!
..........• An Earth Day Talk With Ryan Bodanyi

To find out more about the AID Milwaukee campaign, contact Kamayani Swami.

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Yale University

At Yale, students and supporters of environmental justice and human rights are learning more about the Bhopal disaster and how they can help make a difference in the struggle for justice.

..........• Terry Allan Speaks

To find out more about the Yale campaign, contact Mokshay Madiman.

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Young Volunteers for the Env., Togo

In Togo, Africa, Young Volunteers for the Environment, the biggest-ever youth organization in the sub region, is raising awareness about the Bhopal disaster and Dow's corporate crimes. "We had a wonderful event. The best demonstration was during our YVE general assembly. The event gathered about 150 youths from all over the country and from neighbouring countries such as Burkina Faso, Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and even France."

..........• International Forum on Bhopal, Pesticides, and Corporate Responsibility (click here for photos; here for the press release!)
..........• Earth Day Conference & Solidarity
..........• Petitioning the Indian Consul in Togo
..........• General Assembly and TV Special Edition

To find out more about the Young Volunteers for the Environment campaign, contact Sena Alouka.

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The international student campaign to hold Dow accountable for Bhopal, and its other toxic legacies around the world.
For more information about the campaign, or for problems regarding this website, contact
Shana Ortman, the US Coordinator for the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal.
Last updated: April 30, 2008

WE ALL LIVE IN BHOPAL

"The year 2003 was a special year in the history of the campaign for justice in Bhopal. It was the year when student and youth supporters from at least 30 campuses in the US and India took action against Dow Chemical or in support of the demands of the Bhopal survivors. As we enter the 20th year of the unfolding Bhopal disaster, we can, with your support, convey to Dow Chemical that the fight for justice in Bhopal is getting stronger and will continue till justice is done. We look forward to your continued support and good wishes, and hope that our joint struggle will pave the way for a just world free of the abuse of corporate power."

Signed/ Rasheeda Bi, Champa Devi Shukla
Bhopal Gas Affected Women Stationery Employees Union
International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal