Eleven Stanford University students are staging a sit-in today at the university president's office in an attempt to convince officials that they should not use sweatshop labor to produce Stanford gear, protest organizers said.
The students were joined by about 50 protesters - a few of whom were naked - who marched from White Plaza and rallied outside Hennessey's office for about an hour. The naked protesters were a bit shy, and several were covering their private parts.
The students were cheering loudly, chanting "What do we want to be? Sweat-free!" and carrying signs reading "Make Stanford sweat-free."
The students are members of the Stanford Sweat-free Coalition, organizers said in a press release, and have been meeting for three months with University President John Hennessey and other officials in the hopes of halting the use of sweatshops for producing apparel that features the Stanford University logo.Read More