American Freedom Alliance Presents:
Are Jewish Students Safe on U.C. Campuses?
Cosponsored by The Orange County Independent Task Force on Anti-Semitism, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Yeshiva University of Los Angeles, Zionist Organization of America, The Israel Institute
Bigotry against Jewish students in California has occurred over many years and on a number University of California campuses. In the past five years in particular, Jewish students have been subjected to a disturbing stream of abuse: swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed on walls; acts of physical and verbal aggression – both in the classroom and in open forums; the display of anti-Semitic imagery in both films and exhibits; encouragement and support by Muslim student groups for terrorist organizations who openly encourage the murder of Israelis and Jews; discrimination by professors who proudly display an Arab bias; the organized disruption of Jewish student sponsored events and, most recently, the promotion of student senate resolutions for divestment that seek to delegitimize the Jewish state.
In June of this year, three brave Jewish academics, each representing a different U.C. campus, finally reached their limit. They fired off an angry letter to U.C. President Marc Yudof, demanding that the U.C. Regents finally take action. The response of the U.C President was to form an Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion which was mandated to investigate the rising occurrence of disturbances on campus.
In the interim, a vital question remains – are Jewish students actually safe on U.C. campuses? Come to this important community forum to hear a response.
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
444 No. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210
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