We, the undersigned, stand in support of the courageous actions of students and faculty members who have peacefully stood strong in the face of physical intimidation and beatings on University campuses and city streets. You have been beaten, pepper sprayed, tear gassed, dragged, arrested and even killed, yet you refuse to submit. We admire you. We are inspired by your fearless commitment to peace and a more equal and just world. We understand that your actions speak to deep injustices within our system that go beyond your local community - they are inequities that we must confront, as well, inequities that people are subjected to daily throughout the world.
We petition students and faculty alike to stand up and take action in your Universities. Stand up now to demand real change in the undemocratic and corrupt institutions that govern our Universities and our societies alike.
Our struggle will be long and we will face many obstacles from administrators, security and police forces, and a society reluctant to change. But wherever we stand, whatever language we speak, we struggle as one, knowing that our sisters and brothers stand behind us every step of the way. We love you dearly, fellow humans, fellow lovers of equality and social justice, and look forward to continuing to share peacefully with you in a movement for a better world.