Saturday, February 27, 2016

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions at Vassar Collegw

Students for Justice in Palestine 
Vassar College - Box 747
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

To the Vassar College Administration,

I want to commend two campus groups that have been particularly effective in bridging the college/community divide, Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace.

Members of both Vassar groups attended a meeting of our organization, the Middle East Crisis Response in Woodstock. Moreover, they have helped MECR educate the larger community about human rights in the Middle East. 

The more MECR works with these students, the more we are impressed by their organizational skills as well as their dedication. Advocating for Palestinian rights has not always been easy on many campuses, but these students have persevered. Their campaign this spring to bring attention to boycott, divestment and sanctions is one of the best I have seen. 

Vassar College's dedication to the free expression of ideas has most certainly enriched our wider community, and for that I sincerely thank you.


Fred Nagel

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