SASS Board Letter of Support for BDS Campaign

We, the board members of SASS, are in full support and solidarity with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Campaign by Students for Justice in Palestine.

We, along with SJP, call for Swarthmore to divest from Caterpillar, Hyundai, Boeing, Elbit Systems, Lockheed Martin, Hewlett Packard, and Bank Hapoalim, to withdraw all support from the Israeli occupation of Palestine. As students who represent Black and Brown folx on campus who have to face histories and realities of economic disenfranchisement, oppression, marginalization, and systematic violence, we will not sit idly by as the immoral and inhumane enforcement of the occupation and apartheid of Palestine takes place. We will lend our time and resources to support SJP and their BDS campaign. Likewise, we will also sign their petition and encourage others to do the same.

The petition for Swarthmore to divest can be found here. More information can be found here and here.

We recognize that no one is free until we are all free.

In solidarity,

SASS Executive Board

Jay Smack, Shiko Njoroge, Kaleb Forson, Faith Booker, Tiara Tillis, Alex Rensing, Bria Dinkins