Read more about SJP’s campus activities:
http://www.gs.columbia.edu/academic-integrity-and-community-standards “It is expected that in and out of the classroom, on and off campus, each student in the School of General Studies will act in an honest way and will respect the rights of others. Freedom of expression is an essential part of University life, but it does not include intimidation, threats of violence, or the inducement of others to engage in violence or in conduct which harasses others. Conduct which threatens or harasses others because of their race, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or for any other reason is unacceptable and will be dealt with very severely. For all to benefit from the diversity to be found at Columbia, all must live up to these standards.”
NCJA believes that even publicizing that a featured guest such as “Immortal Technique” will appear at an event at Columbia University can be perceived as intimidating to Jewish and other students, and his presence could induce others to engage in violence or incite conduct that threatens or harms others.
Of course, we will not be surprised if we hear from President Bollinger and the Board that this is just a “student group” and the university is “not involved” and that this is “the free expression of ideas,” “intellectual freedom” or even “art”. But we can no longer accept these excuses for what appears to be pure hate and efforts to intimidate pro-Israel Jewish students and others who do not agree with SJP’s views. We need to know if Columbia University is providing any financial or other support to SJP and this event, including providing the building in which Immortal Technique is performing.
Office of the President of Columbia University, Lee Bollinger:
New York, NY 10027 Phone: (212) 854-9970 Fax: (212) 854-9973 Email: email@example.com
3. Ask Hillel why they are failing to stand up against hatred and the incitement of violence against Israel and Israel supporters.
Hillel: (202) 449-6500
Write Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center
Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Building
800 Eighth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3724
4. Join NCJA’s Education and Campus Life Task Force to address these concerns on campuses around the country: contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Forward and post this action alert.