30 Years Since South Africa: Tell NYU to Divest for Human Equality Once More!
NYU is an institution committed to freedom and equality of opportunity in all aspects of social, economic, cultural, and academic life.
Our university has established a precedent of commitment to social justice in 1985, when it divested from companies involved in Apartheid South Africa; and again in 2014 when the University Senate created a committee on divestment from fossil fuels in response to student demands.
Modeled after the anti-Apartheid student movement, the divestment movement for justice in Israel-Palestine has been growing in university campuses across the country.
In 2009, Hampshire College was the first university to divest from companies profiting from the Israeli occupation.
Over the past three years, students across the University of California system have brought resolutions to divest from the Israeli occupation before their student senates. Such resolutions have passed in UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis and UCLA.
The UC Student Association, in a historic vote, passed a resolution for divestment in support of Palestinian rights.
Ongoing Campaigns for Divestment at Private Universities include Stanford and Northwestern.
Above: NYU Student Senate Resolution on divestment from South African Apartheid (1985), and an NYU student flyer advertising a coalition against Apartheid.