Coalition Letter to Schools: Protect Students Speaking Out on Palestine

Today, a broad-based group of legal organizations committed to racial and social justice sent an open letter to the leadership of hundreds of college and university campuses nationwide—urging them to safeguard the civil and human rights of all of their students, protect the crucial role of campus debate within our democracy, and reject the repression of political speech and the policing, surveillance, and criminalization of students speaking out against the mass atrocities Palestinians are suffering and for Palestinian safety and human rights. The letter follows a dangerous and baseless call to U.S. colleges and universities to investigate Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapters for “material support for terrorism”—which has no applicability to the independent advocacy of SJPs, whose speech is protected by the First Amendment.

Please read the letter here.