University of Manitoba UNANIMOUSLY Passes Resolution Adopting IHRA Definition of Antisemitism.
The bill includes and adopts the IHRA definition which defines antisemitism as “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”
This is the 8th IHRA resolution that was passed with the work of SSI chapters within the 2020/21 academic year.
In a statement by Students Supporting Israel at University of Manitoba, Emily Kalo said:
"As we celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, we are proud to shine light on the University of Manitoba’s Student Union (UMSU) for unanimously passing a resolution to acknowledge, define and condemn antisemitism.
By passing the IHRA definition of antisemitism, UMSU has showed the value it places on making the university of manitoba an equitable and inclusive campus, not only for Jewish students, but all minorities. Calling on the student union to adopt this definition is the biggest win for SSI UofM so far.
I am proud to have played a proactive role in ensuring the safety of the UMSU Jewish community, and hope to continue this momentum for other communities on campus. We look forward to a safer future for all UofM students.”
SSI applauds this notion, and encourage other chapters, and non-chapters to emulate the initiative led by Foothill to stop antisemitism once and for all! Antisemitism is no exception to discrimination and hate, and SSI students are working relentlessly to obliterate history’s oldest form of hate.