As tensions surrounding violence in Gaza continue to rise across the nation, community members at the Claremont Colleges speak out.
Sarah Burch PO ’22, a Pomona College alumna, argues that the college is inadequately supporting Palestine.
Over the past two weeks, faculty members at the Claremont Colleges have responded to escalating violence in Palestine and Israel. Two groups of faculty members released statements on this violence — one expressing solidarity with Palestine and the other condemning Palestinian militant group Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack in Israel. In
This Wednesday, over 350 Claremont Colleges students walked out of classes to demand that the 7Cs divest from companies and manufacturers that support the Israeli government, citing the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The demonstration and delegation effort was part of a nationwide student walkout.
In Claremont, Jewish students and organizations centered around Judaism on campus, as well as Palestinian students and groups supporting the Free Palestine movement, have expressed pain as they mourn those who have been killed by Hamas and the IDF. These groups have organized teach-ins, marches and vigils throughout the past week to express solidarity in painful times, even as tensions grow.