• Petitioned Mark Yudof

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President of the University of California
Mark Yudof

President of the University of California: Table the Jewish Student Campus Climate Report and Recommendations.

    1. Petition by

      UC Ad Hoc Committee on Jewish Campus Climate

      Oakland, CA

On July 9, the UC President Mark Yudof’s Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion released a report written by Richard D. Barton and Alice Huffman, which aims to describe Jewish life on UC campuses.

Unfortunately, this report fails to meet minimum standards for accuracy and sound methodology and offers only a partial view of Jewish life and culture on UC campuses. The report excludes the experiences and values of many Jewish students who are connected to and critical of the state of Israel; it misrepresents support for Palestinian rights and inquiry into Israeli policy as anti-Israel and anti-Semitic acts; and it suggests, in marked contrast to all available campus life surveys / quantitative evidence, that UC campuses are hostile environments for Jewish students. In short, the report distorts campus life, and it includes recommendations that threaten free speech on campuses.

Please sign this petition to tell President Yudof to disregard the sub-standard and biased report and the poorly considered recommendations that threaten to limit free speech. 

In addition: to read or sign a longer letter that responds to the report in detail, please go here (http://tinyurl.com/7g4fofg).


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Rebecca Asch LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      This report equates pro-Palestinian movements with anti-semitism, which is generalizing and false. I am a Jewish studentat UCSD, and I appreciate the productive dialogue between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian students. The pro-Palestinian actions are not meant to alienate Jewish students who consider Israel to be a core part of their identity, they are highlighting a serious issue that certainly needs to be reckoned with. I find that this report does not include my experience as a Jewish UC student and should be revised.

    • Nidal Atallah KENT, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      This climate report is trying to equate anti-oppression activities with anti-Semitism. This seems like an attempt to silence supporters of the Palestinian cause and strip them from their right to freedom of speech as guaranteed by the first amendment.

    • Sheeraz AlZahrawi VERO BEACH, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      It's important to me due to the fact that most Americans are ignorant to what is really going on in the West Bank and Gaza. The media continues to demonize the Palestinians to please the Zionist establishment who holds vast political and economic leverage in the US media & government.

    • Dania Shaban HOUSTON, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Because freedom of speech is our most precious right

    • Rodwan Rajjoub WILLIAMSPORT, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      Criticism of Israel cannot and should not be censored if we're ever to realize peace & justice in the Middle East


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