Remove AIPAC Exec Christenson from Olaf's Institute for Freedom & Community Advisory Board

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Scott Anderson
5 years ago
To allow this particular organization a place at our table is akin to having a white supremacist group member on this Advisory Board. The struggle for Palestinian rights and statehood is part of the struggle against racism and for the rights of indigenous people. Additionally, AIPAC has become infamous for its efforts to squelch organizations on campuses that attempt to advocate for Palestinians or critique the Israeli government. Removing him from this position of influence does not prevent students or faculty from advocating for any position they might hold (including anti-Palestinian ones). Leaving him in place speaks volumes about the nature of this Institute.

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Angel Almaraz
5 years ago
I support Oles

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Udeepta Chakravarty
5 years ago
NO AIPAC INFLUENCE

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Sophia Pfander
5 years ago
All oles need to feel safe on this campus and pro-Israel ideologies are not indicative of the campus I want to be a part of.

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Jared Allerson
5 years ago
Human Rights > Divine Rights

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Bill McGrath
5 years ago
If Christenson stays on the board, the college also needs to bring in a new board member to provide the Palestinian point of view.

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William Yang
5 years ago
I do not support Arne Christenson.

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David DeMark
5 years ago
St. Olaf should be ashamed for effectively making it an institutional position that anti-zionism equates to antisemitism through their association with this propagandist.

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Charlie Platt
5 years ago
The presence of Arne Christenson on this board undermines its efforts to provide nonpartisan education on public issues.

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Tetyana Samiliv
5 years ago
I'm signing because we need someone who promotes peace and not zionism on the peace board.