Letter of Solidarity with the Struggle for Gender Neutrality at Boston University:
are writing to express our utmost support for the campaign to win safe
space for our fellow students at BU. It is quite disturbing that gender
neutral housing was not a pressing enough concern for the
administration to warrant keeping its timetable (much less keeping up
with most other universities around Boston and the country). Despite
having an equal opportunity policy that includes gender variance, the
actual institutions at BU have fallen far short of the basic needs of
its student population.
students to identify within the gender binary for housing as well as
what bathrooms they use is extremely alienating and dangerous to their
physical and psychological well-being. SJP will not rest until BU ends
its stratification of housing and bathrooms and provides safety and
autonomy over the bodies and living conditions of our community. We
promise to support this campaign in every possible way and remain
committed to pushing for a just future at our school and all over the
--Boston University Students for Justice in Palestine
SJP believes that while the Palestinian people must ultimately be able to decide their future in Palestine, certain key principles, grounded in international law, human rights, and basic standards of justice, are fundamental to a just resolution of the plight of the Palestinians. These include the full decolonization of all illegally held Palestinian lands, the end of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem. Furthermore, we believe in a just and fair resolution to the Palestinian right of return and repatriation of Palestinian refugees, as well as an end to the Israeli system of discrimination against the indigenous Palestinian population.
Just as SJP condemns the discrimination underlying the policies and laws of the state of Israel, SJP rejects and condemns any form of hatred or discrimination against any religious, racial, or ethnic group. SJP is committed to overcoming anti-Semitic sentiments towards both Arabs and Jews in the Boston community. Rooting its strength in the diversity of its membership, SJP welcomes individuals of all ethnic and religious backgrounds to join in solidarity with the struggle for justice in Palestine.