April 11, 2019
Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness
917-512-4585, [email protected]
Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) applauds student senators for defeating a hateful divestment resolution at UC Santa Barbara.
In rejecting hate and division, the Associate Students of UC Santa Barbara (ASUCSB) discussed the divestment resolution for over 10 hours throughout the night, leading to a vote of 10 in favor, 14 against, and 0 abstentions. With this vote, ASUCSB has ensured that all student voices, including those of Jewish and Pro-Israel students, would be heard.
ACF recognizes that this divestment resolution, as part of the larger BDS movement, not only contributes to an environment of anti-Semitism, but actively promotes anti-Semitism through the demonization and delegitimization of Israel, the nation state of the Jewish people. Part of ensuring student success requires a commitment to protecting all campus communities from hate and isolation, including the Jewish and pro-Israel community. We will continue to stand by our campus as a marketplace of ideas where anti-Semitism shall be never be accepted. ACF is proud to support the Jewish and Pro-Israel communities at UC Santa Barbara.
ACF appreciates the hard work that Santa Barbara Hillel and our other campus partners on the ground put in to support students and stand up against hate and division at UC Santa Barbara. We will continue to support the Jewish and Pro-Israel community on campus and look forward to continuing our work to counter anti-Semitism and ensure safe and open dialogue for all at UC Santa Barbara.