Organizers cancel “Vigil for Lives Lost to Israel-Palestine Violence” amid tense campus climate

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Organizers cancel “Vigil for Lives Lost to Israel-Palestine Violence” amid tense campus climate

Subject

"A two-day fundraising campaign yielded $144,000 for Justice Projects, a joint initiative between the Student Government Association (SGA) and Office of Advancement seeking to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion by awarding money to affinity groups and student-run social justice projects."

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Maggie Reynolds

Publisher

The Campus

Date

06/06/2021

Contributor

Max Shulman-Litwin ’22
Matt Martignoni ’21.5

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"'The event’s prohibition on anti-Zionism and anti-Palestinian hate is an oxymoron. Zionism, no matter how one feels about it, is predicated upon the erasure of Palestine. Enough said,' Martignoni wrote in an Instagram story."

"'I and a few other Jewish students hoped to organize this vigil to help everyone understand that it was necessary to mourn all lives lost and not just the lives of some,' Shulman-Litwin said. He explained that he and the organizers knew that they must 'put something to tell Jews it is a safe space for them,' and to prevent the vigil from becoming dominated by a 'free Palestine rhetoric.'"

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Maggie Reynolds, “Organizers cancel “Vigil for Lives Lost to Israel-Palestine Violence” amid tense campus climate,” Archives of Anti-Racist Activism, accessed May 24, 2024, https://twilightprojectantiracistrecords.middcreate.net/items/show/732.

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