On the weekend before Thanksgiving, 36 Augsburg students and two staff members boarded a charter bus bound for Columbus, Georgia. The group was headed south to join SOA Watch, an independent organization that seeks to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas at Ft. Benning. The trip was sponsored by the Coalition for Student Activism (CSA) at Augsburg.
Wielding signs made for them by school children at Southside Elementary, the group joined more than 20,000 protestors, including students from other colleges in Minneapolis and St. Paul at the gates of the school. Travis Skoog, one of the CSA organizers, said many ACTC schools sent students but Augsburg was the only college to finance the trip through student government funds. “That shows how supportive Augsburg was toward this mission,” Skoog said. Continue reading “Auggies join SOA Watch”