We are pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the second annual Metta Saade Family Award for Campus Heroes. This award honours one non-Jewish student activist who has demonstrated extraordinary bravery and commitment to the Jewish people in standing up to antisemitism and the BDS movement. The selected award recipient will be flown to Israel for WUJS Congress where they will be presented with the award and share their stories and expertise. A committee of WUJS leaders together with the Metta Saade Family will select the winner.
Last year the inaugural award was presented to Robbie Young. Robbie currently serves as a Vice-President of the National Union of Students (NUS) of the UK, where he is responsible for Society and Citizenship. NUS is the national organisation that represents more than 7 million students across the UK and during his time as a leader within the movement, Robbiie has been a key ally to Jewish students in the UK. He has spoken out consistently against antisemitism both on campus and within NUS. In June 2017, Robbie was awarded the AJC Campus Courage Award.
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