Friday, July 10, 2015

Urge the UC regents to Adopt the State Department Definiton of Anti-Semitism

Our friend J.J. Surbeck has sent around a reminder for Californians to sign petition urging the UC Regents to adopt the State Department definition of anti-semitism (found here)

If you have not signed one of the three petitions listed below (depending on which category you belong to), PLEASE do so now! They were prepared by Tammi Benjamin and we need to have many more signatures before the UC Board of Regents meets in two weeks to discuss the adoption of the State Department definition of what constitutes anti-Semitism. 

PLEASE, take the short time needed for you to figure out in which of the three categories below you belong, and if it turns out that you are neither UC student or administration, UC faculty, or an attorney, that means that you belong to the first category (UC Stakeholders) as a community member. Sign the petition and send this message to everyone you know, asking them to do the same. Thank you!

And please read this excellent article by Leila Beckwith, co-founder with Tammi Benjamin of the AMCHA Initiative  that explains why the adoption of this definition is so important.

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