Divestment @ Stanford
On April 14, 2011, SPER renewed its call for divestment from companies that are profiting from human rights violations associated with Israel's military occupation of Palestinian land. Divestment from companies profiting from the Israeli occupation has been one of SPER's ongoing projects since the group was founded in 2007.
We are currently reaching out to the Stanford community, particularly other student groups, in connection with our renewed call for divestment, and we have a town hall meeting tentatively scheduled for May 3. Please check back here (or join our mailing list) to keep abreast of the latest developments.
Key divestment materials:
- The Case for Selective Divestment
- Our Divestment Petition
- Media Coverage
- SPER's Most Recent Activities
- Are you calling for divestment from everything Israeli?
- No. We are pushing for selective divestment from companies engaged in specific practices that violate human rights and support apartheid. [Read more at our FAQs page]
- Why single out Israel? Don't a lot of Arab countries have equally bad or worse human rights records, especially concerning the status of Jews and women?
- We recognize that Israel is not the only perpetrator of human rights violations in the region. However, the existence of other unjust regimes does not excuse the oppressive practices of the Israeli state. [Read more at our FAQs page]
- Click here for more FAQs
The history of our divestment campaign:
- Video of Our Campaign Launch (2007)
- Slides Used at Our Campaign Launch (2007)
- Bill Presented to the Student Senate (2007)
- Transcript of the Debate in the Student Senate (2007)
Other divestment campaigns:
- Carleton University
- Columbia University
- Georgetown University
- Hampshire College
- Harvard University/MIT
- University of California-Berkeley
- University of Maryland
- University of North Carolina
- University of Pittsburgh
- Rutgers University
- TIAA-CREF/Jewish Voice for Peace
- Tufts University