On Wednesday, over 150 7C students gathered on Marston Quad at Pomona College for a vigil, teach-in and die-in as part of an international Shut it Down for Palestine action. These efforts come in the wake of weeks of student organizing at the Claremont Colleges advocating for the Boycott, Divestment
As tensions surrounding violence in Gaza continue to rise across the nation, community members at the Claremont Colleges speak out.
On Thursday morning at 7 a.m., Claremont College students began gathering outside Pomona College’s Smith Campus Center for “Shut Pom Down for Palestine,” part of a “global call” to action for divestment organized by Palestinian Youth Movement, National Students for Justice in Palestine and International People’s Assembly. This protest comes
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.
On Thursday night, Palestinian writer and activist Mohammed El-Kurd read poems from his debut book “Rifqa” and answered questions from a packed Rose Hills Theater in an event hosted by Claremont Students for Justice in Palestine.
Sociologist Andrew Ross was invited by Claremont Jewish Voice for Peace to read and discuss from his new book, “Stone Man: The Palestinians Who Built Israel.”
Pitzer President Melvin Oliver’s decision to veto the conditional suspension of Pitzer’s study-abroad program at the University of Haifa highlights the institutional targeting of Palestinian students and identity.
With tensions running high around Pitzer College’s study abroad program in Haifa, it’s important to take a step back and make sure discussion on the Israel-Palestine conflict is productive.