September 28, 2022
Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness
917-512-4585, [email protected]
Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) is outraged and appalled by the recent antisemitic incident at the University of Michigan. Over the Rosh Hashanah Holiday, the white supremecist group, the Goyim Defense League, distributed antisemitic flyers on campus. ACF will not stand by as Jewish students at our alma maters are targeted and made to feel unsafe.
On Sunday and Monday, September 25th – 26th, 2022, the flyers were distributed. One flyer was titled “Every Single Aspect of the COVID Agenda is Jewish”. We cannot and will not tolerate such blatant antisemitic acts on campuses.
ACF will continue to be actively engaged in taking action in response to this incident. We call on President Mary Sue Colman and the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security to take necessary and appropriate action moving forward that ensures the safety of the campus Jewish community.
According to FBI hate crimes statistics, more than half of all hate crimes with a religious bias are directed at Jews. We call on the entirety of the greater Jewish community to condemn these terrible and unacceptable acts of antisemitism at our alma maters. As we continue to condemn antisemitism, it is crucial to also ensure Jewish life on campuses remain safe.
About ACF: Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) leverages the unique power of alumni to combat antisemitism on college campuses. ACF helps organize and cultivate alumni chapters for colleges and universities across the country, equipping members with tools, tactics, and training to proactively engage with administrators. Learn more at www.campusfairness.org.