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A Resolution Of The Board of Regents Of The University of Colorado in Response to Protests That Occurred On June 1, 2024, and June 17, 2024, at The Private Residences of Regents


 
 

WHEREAS On June 1, 2024, and June 17, 2024, a group called Students for a Democratic

Society (SDS) conducted protests related to its demands that the University of Colorado “divest” from corporations that do business with Israel;

WHEREAS The protests occurred in front of the private residences of members of the

University of Colorado Board of Regents;


WHEREAS The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office provided law enforcement support during the protest to ensure that public safety was preserved;


WHEREAS The Board of Regents recognizes the freedoms enshrined in the United States

Constitution, including the First Amendment rights to free speech and public assembly;


WHEREAS While the right to free speech guarantees any speaker’s right to express even the

most hateful, divisive, racist speech, it does not protect the speaker from judgment by the public for expressing such speech;


WHEREAS During the June 1, 2024, and June 17, 2024, protests, SDS repeatedly called for

“Intifada.” Calls for “Intifada” are calls for violence and murder against the Jewish people, are antisemitic, and are racist in nature;


WHEREAS The Board of Regents is committed to ensuring the University of Colorado is a

welcoming and inclusive community for all people;

WHEREAS Antisemitism and racism have no place at the University of Colorado and should be condemned;


WHEREAS All affiliates of the University of Colorado deserve to engage in a campus

community where they feel safe, supported, and free from antisemitism and racism.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED The Board of Regents condemns SDS for its actions

directed at Jewish people in the Town of Superior and Arapahoe County, Colorado.

Furthermore, the University of Colorado welcomes our Jewish university members who deserve to work, matriculate, and live in a welcoming, inclusive, and safe community just like all our students, staff, and faculty deserve.


FURTHER RESOLVED The Board of Regents condemns all discrimination and stands in

solidarity with all University of Colorado students, staff, and faculty who deserve to work,

matriculate, and live in a welcoming, inclusive environment at the University of Colorado.

Adopted this 20th day of June 2024.

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