October 30, 2019
Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness
917-512-4585, [email protected]
Earlier today, Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) learned that swastikas were found drawn on the Fine Arts Center.
ACF condemns any antisemitic incidents at UMass Amherst 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. As UMass Students in Alliance for Israel stated, “Hate Has No Home at UMass: Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.” We must not allow UMass Amherst to become a campus that fosters antisemitism and threatens the mental and physical well-being 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 UMass Amherst community to join us in this effort.
About ACF: Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) is America’s unified alumni voice on issues of antisemitism, demonization of Israel, and bigotry. With over thirty-five chapters, ACF positions thousands of alumni on the front lines of key issues at their alma maters and works to ensure that universities remain pillars of open dialogue and equal opportunity for all students. For more information, please visit www.campusfairness.org.