End Your Support for Roseanne Barr's call to "nuke" a University campus.
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On Tuesday, February 17th, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of San Francisco will be hosting a talk by Roseanne Barr in Berkeley, California. We are shocked and saddened at this, as Roseanne Barr has long been so uncivil in her speech, even to the point of supporting violence against masses of people. The latest, but certainly not the only, is her tweet of Feb. 10th that stated:
"I hope all the Jews leave UC Davis and then it gets nuked!"
We reject strongly all calls to mass violence and hate. This is especially urgent given the loss of three young beautiful lives just days ago in North Carolina. In contrast to Roseanne's call to violence and hate, we remember the words of one of the victims:
"That's the beautiful thing here, is it doesn't matter where you come from," she said last summer as part of NPR's StoryCorps project. "There are so many different people from so many different places, ... backgrounds and religions. But here we're all one.
"It's beautiful to see. People of different areas interacting and being family, one community." - Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha
The words of Yusor are much more aligned with the humanistic values we share. Much closer to the values that JCRC supposedly supports, namely "consensus, civility and an expanded commitment to living Jewish values of social justice."
We demand that JCRC remove its sponsorship for this talk. To support civility. To reject all calls to violence. To see that we are indeed "all one".
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