On Wednesday, April 12 there was a rally at the UC patio. Students spoke very impressively. Here's Tanya Aquino:
And Alyssa Cundari:
"I had expectations for this university, and they're not being met"
And hunger striker Clara Vargas:
"We know that if we go back to work without the union, we will be fired"
The rally moved towards Ashe, where students and workers hoped to talk to President Shalala. But the doors were locked.
Thursday April 13th was Holy Thursday. At a moving ceremony at Freedom Village, a priest washed the feet of the hunger strikers:
On Friday April 14th, Congressman David Bonior, now the president of American Rights at Work, addressed faculty and students at the Strike Sanctuary and then went across the road to Freedom Village for a press conference:
He has gone back to Washington to get senators and representatives to send a letter to President Shalala. Professor Hugh Thomas and hunger striking student Mewelau Hall also spoke at the press conference: