I visited the Frist Filibuster at Princeton today. I brought my two older kids so that they could be impressed and inspired by the peaceful and creative protest. I think I had to be impressed and inspired enough for all of us. But you never know with kids. A few years from now they could tell me they loved it and were awestruck, which I misread as slightly bored, wet from the rain and very embarrassed by their mom.
If you want to watch the filibuster live, you can do it here via their webcam, so I took a picture with the support tent in it (blue in foreground) so you could get a better idea of the set up.
One of the students, a young man, working in the tent told me that they only got it set up very recently and that the whole protest started with a music stand outside the Frist Center. The jaunty, and very useful tonight, umbrella came later. As of several hours ago, they had enough readers signed up to go through Tuesday.
I'm hoping that once the story overcomes the inertia that hobbles all stories about political protests that don't involve the "culture of life" or missing brides-to-be, the filibuster will start to get some bigger media outlets reporting on it. Also, in the next few weeks, the issue is going to be heating up on the Hill. It would be nice if the idea they started at Princeton had spread to universities all over the country.