Antisemitism Awareness Month
Ratified at the WUJS Congressional Meeting held on December 31, 2017
This Congress notes...
- This conference notes the alarming rise of antisemitism on campuses around the world in recent years.
- In October 2016, antisemitic graffiti was sprayed at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
- Throughout 2016 & 2017 Holocaust denying leaflets have been found on campuses across both Australia and the UK.
- That a 2015 report by Brandeis University found "that a substantial portion of Jewish students [in the USA] reported having been exposed to antisemitism and hostility toward Israel on their campuses."
- That the Jewish student community still has many non-Jewish allies around the world.
- That Jewish student unions are the front line in the fight against antisemitism on campus.
- That in order to fight this global problem, the Jewish student community must tackle it with a globalised approach.
- That WUJS should establish a new working group on combating antisemitism on campus and that the WUJS Secretariat should work with the WUJS Executive to determine how best to implement this.
- That the month of March should inaugurated as "Antisemitism Awareness Month" and that Jewish student organisations around the world should be encouraged to join the campaign.
- That WUJS should officially endorse the American Jewish Committee's "Mayors United Against Antisemitism" Campaign and should explore the possibility of launching a similar campaign targeting university and/or student government leadership.