NYU faculty declare support for NYU SJP’s right to peaceful protest, urge the administration not to take disciplinary action:
A growing list of NYU faculty members have, over the past 24 hours, signed on to the following statement in support of free speech and the right to peaceful political protest:
“We, the undersigned NYU faculty members, believe that the First Amendment right of NYU students to express, and advocate for, their opinions on issues of public concern must be respected and protected. This includes the mock eviction notices that members of the NYU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), a recognized student organization, recently distributed in NYU dormitories. This act of peaceful political protest cannot reasonably be construed as hate speech, nor is there any evidence that it targeted students belonging to a specific religious group.
We therefore call on the NYU administration to refrain from taking disciplinary action against SJP or the students involved in this action, and to respond vigorously to the tendentious allegations to which…
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