AMCHA Initiative Petition to UC President Yudof Urging Him to Address the Problem of Anti-Jewish Bigotry on UC Campuses
Incident: For years Jewish students had endured antisemitic harassment and intimidation on UC campuses. The University repeatedly failed to take action to stop this antisemitism.
AMCHA’s Response: We collected the signatures of over 5,200 members and supporters of the California Jewish community who were deeply concerned about antisemitism at the University of California, and sent a letter on their behalf to UC President Yudof, expressing their distress over the situation and their frustration that no action had been taken by the University administration to address the problem.
AMCHA’s Correspondence with UC President Yudof
On November 4th, President Yudof addressed the Anti-Defamation League on anti-Semitism and hatred on campus. However, his speech was not only dismissive of the AMCHA Initiative’s serious concerns, it contained several misleading and misinformed statements about his efforts to protect Jewish students at the University of California. On December 16th, AMCHA co-founders sent him a reply to address these problems.
The AMCHA Initiative co-founders responded to President Yudof’s letter, detailing why his response was wholly inadequate and offering recommendations for addressing the serious and worsening problem of antisemitism on UC campuses.
President Yudof responded to the AMCHA Initiative letter. Unfortunately, his response did not at all address the key concerns of the Jewish community.
The AMCHA Initiative co-founders sent a letter signed by over 5,200 members and supporters of the California Jewish community to UC President Yudof, urging him to address the problem of anti-Jewish bigotry on UC campuses forcefully, publicly, and promptly.