Coalition Of Brooklyn College Clubs Call For Prez Anderson’s Resignation

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–A coalition of 19 Brooklyn College clubs and organizations called for the resignation of President Michelle Anderson in a joint letter released on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Faculty Council meeting following the BC administration’s response to the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) club’s protest held on Oct. 12.

The 19 signatories calling for President Anderson’s resignation are as follows: BC’s Anthropology Club, Bangladesh Student Association (BSA), Black History Month Committee, Black Student Union (BSU), Bridges for Yemen, BC Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA), BC Exchange, BC Dream Team, Hermandad de Sigma lata Alpha Inc. Beta Theta Chapter, BC Historical Society, Dominican Student Movement (DSA), Phi Sigma Chi Multicultural Fraternity Inc. Beta Chapter, Puerto Rican Alliance (PRA), Muslims Giving Back (MGB), Muslim Student Association (MSA), Muslim Women’s Educational Initiative (MWEI), Women’s History Month Committee, SJP, and Korean Culture Club (KCC).

The joint letter was read aloud by student leaders during the comments portion of the Faculty Council meeting. The signatories claimed that, prior to SJP’s protest, President Anderson and the administration’s statements “used divisive language, doubling down on a statement by the CUNY Chancellor that accused the rally of glorifying terrorism, and inciting fear amongst our campus community over the constitutional right to assembly.” The groups also cited the language used as the reason the protest organizers moved the protest off campus.