On Monday, NYC-area students will bring national Divestment Action Day to TIAA-CREF headquarters

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On May 13th, 2 days before Palestinians around the world  commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Nakba, students from Columbia, NYU, Brooklyn College, CUNY Schools, Hunter, and Rutgers and the We Divest national campaign will be kicking off a national Divestment Action Day demanding TIAA-CREF divest from the Israeli occupation.

The event, The Future Divests! is scheduled between 4-5:50 and will take place  in front of TIAA-CREF headquarters at 730 3rd Ave (between 45th and 46th St) in New York City.

Many students entering into the medical field, careers in academia, or any number of non-profit organizations are aware TIAA-CREF, with more than $2 billion invested in corporations that profit from Israel’s military occupation of Palestine, may be securing their future retirement. This presents a moral road block for them entering into the job market.  Students and shareholders know they have the power to influence TIAA-CREF’s investment practices.

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The Future Divests rally is expected to draw many TIAA-CREF shareholders as well.

Wish I could be there.

Thanks to the students at Columbia, NYU, Brooklyn College, CUNY Schools, Hunter, Rutgters and We Divest for making this happen. Take plenty photos and video!

(Ed. note: On background read TIAA-CREF asks feds for OK to dodge Israeli divestment vote at annual meeting and Shareholders respond to TIAA-CREF refusal on divestment vote)

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Annie Robbins is Editor at Large for Mondoweiss, a mother, a human rights activist and a ceramic artist. She lives in the SF bay area. Follow her on Twitter @anniefofani

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