Friday, April 21, 2006
Visit by Ed Asner
Ed Asner (actor and activist) was at Freedom Village this morning. He made a strong statement to all of us, which was caught by Ch.7. He was interviewed by Ch. 7, and then spoke with each of the workers and hunger strikers. He then went over to the students in front of Ashe where he placed calls to Shalala and Colson. As soon as Shalala’s office learned he was here, the water was turned off. When he left, it was turned back on. Shalala’s office said she wasn’t here (naturally), so he dictated an email to Jake to send to her. I think he reached Colson’s voice mail.