Appeal to Concordia students

12.14.02

As many of you may have heard, Hillel is pursuing legal action against the CSU. Hillel has issued the following appeal to Concordia students:

As you may know, Concordia Hillel has filed suit against the CSU for failing to provide us with due process when passing a motion to ban Hillel on campus, thereby violating our right of association, expression, and religion.

Following a meeting with our lawyer, Michael Bergman, the following is what we need from the students at Concordia who feel the CSU does not represent them, (or has not in the past) and feel their rights have been violated:

We need students to come to the Hillel house on Sunday December 15th @ 11:00 a.m. (3460 Stanley street) prepared to make a statement if you feel you have been offended by the actions (or lack thereof) of the CSU. Only Concordia students came make statements, but non-Concordia students are welcome to help us prepare for trial.

We need help sorting through the piles of evidence we have against the CSU.

The following is what we need help researching specifically:

  • Everything about the CSU meeting December 2nd, when the motion was passed to ban Hillel on campus
  • Chronology of events surrounding the Benjamin Netanyahu visit
  • Any anti-Semitic, or anti-Zionist materials published, speakers or events approved by the CSU (last year’s agenda, SPHR’s tombstone display, posters put up by the SPHR approved by the CSU, emphasis on the role of the CSU and CSU executives in any of these events, etc)
  • Violations of the moratorium
  • How the CSU controls space on campus
  • Anti-Israel, Anti-Semitic resolutions passed by the CSU over the past two years

If you have any personal knowledge of any or all of the above, and you’re a Concordia student, please take the time to go over there and make a statement.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shmoo 12.16.02 at 4:21 AM

Anyone who was at the Hillel meeting on Sunday night have any updates on the situation?

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2 Jonny 12.16.02 at 5:06 AM

I am wondering if their incitement to a “steal something day” is grounds for criminal prosecution?

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3 segacs 12.16.02 at 5:11 AM

Jonny, I’m sure copies of the handbook are already in possession of the legal team. If I’m not mistaken, there was a police investigation into its contents and whether any of it was grounds for prosecution. I’m sure the team is checking to see what part of it may be actionable.

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4 Hanthala 12.16.02 at 8:40 AM

Such intolerance from those who preach about others’ intolerance!

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5 Shmoo 12.16.02 at 2:57 PM

Hanthala, what are you talking about?
Hillel is justified in seeking a legal remedy to the problem it is having with the CSU. The CSU does not like Jews (oh sorry…they only don’t like “Israel”…right…) and their actions have been quite inappropriate and damaging. Hillel is a necessary presence on campus as it represents the interest of Jewish students. To cut funding or prevent it from holding events amounts to sliencing free speech. Sounds awfully familiar to some people who didn’t want to let the former prime minister of Israel speak…

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6 Hanthala 12.16.02 at 7:26 PM

If Hillel does not want to have its funding frozen (its priviledges have been restored) then all it has to do is stop its 2-year trend of using racist materials to support their POLITICAL goals.

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7 Peter 12.17.02 at 12:40 AM

“If Hillel does not want to have its funding frozen (its
priviledges have been restored) then all it has to do is
stop its 2-year trend of using racist materials to support
their POLITICAL goals.”

This statement should read:
“If SPHR does not want to have its funding frozen (its
priviledges have been restored) then all it has to do is
stop its 2-year trend of using racist materials to support
their POLITICAL goals.”

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8 Meryl Yourish 12.17.02 at 4:43 AM

Attaboy, Peter. You guys are learning. Seems Hillel is, too.

I am following these events with a growing sense of pride and amusement.

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9 Hanthala 12.17.02 at 8:30 AM

Peter. give me one concrete example of that. Its all we’ve ever asked for and notwithstanding all of your rhetoric, you’ve never furnished any concrete example!

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10 Peter 12.17.02 at 8:51 AM

I don’t have to reply to you Hanthala
because you know damn well what members
of the SPHR have done to promote violence
and provocations.

Your head, like most of the Islamists,
is just stuck in the sand.

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11 Hanthala 12.17.02 at 11:06 PM

Islamists? LOL. Now that’s funny. But I notice you can’t give examples.

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