OU students to occupy University President’s office

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NORMAN, Okla. — A campus group at the University of Oklahoma is participating in a sit-in at the University President’s office Tuesday, April 7.

“Sooners Against Sweatshops” had decided to occupy President Boren’s office because they say he refuses to meet with students about reportedly unethical clothing being sold in the OU bookstore.

The protest group says the VF Corporation, a producer of OU apparel, refuses to sign the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety. The safety requirements came after a 2013 factory collapse of the Rana Plaza that killed 1,132 workers.

The sit-in, to be at Evans Hall at 660 Parrington Oval in Norman, comes after “months of repeated efforts to meet with President Boren” and getting no response, according to a press release from the group.

For more information about the peaceful protest, contact Dan Upp at (405) 760-0395, danupp@ou.edu or Miriel Etheridge at (405) 323-0677, miriel.etheridge-1@ou.edu.

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