April 3, 2019
Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness
917-512-4585, [email protected]
On Monday, April 1st, Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) learned that hateful antisemitic flyers were placed on parked cars and in mailboxes in the Isla Vista community.
ACF condemns the distribution of these flyers and any antisemitic incidents at UC Santa Barbara in the strongest possible terms. According to FBI hate crimes statistics, more than half of all hate crimes with a religious bias are directed at Jews. We are aware that Santa Barbara Hillel has began working with Chancellor Yang and the UC Santa Barbara administration to ensure the safety of Jewish students.
ACF will continue to be actively engaged in taking action in response to this incident. We are here to support for the Jewish community on campus and we call on the broader Santa Barbara to join us in this effort.