Our Purpose

As faculty and staff at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), we embrace the values of human equality, justice, non-violent social change, and equal educational and occupational opportunities for all.

Because of these values, we stand in solidarity with Palestinians who cry out for justice in Israel and Palestine. We condemn the illegal occupation of their lands, violations of their human rights, and discriminatory laws that deny them equal educational and economic opportunities in both Israel and Palestine.

We recognize the Palestinian struggle for self-determination as part of a progressive alliance committed to the political, economic, and social liberation of other oppressed persons, including but not limited to people of color, workers, immigrants, LGBTQ+ persons, religious minorities, veterans, and indebted students.

We pledge to defend freedom of expression, intellectual curiosity, engaged pedagogy, political commitment, and open scholarship at IUPUI. We embrace the right of all university citizens to make their voices known.

Affirming our own right to work for justice in Palestine, and remembering the power of non-violent social change in the U.S. civil rights movement and the international campaign against South African apartheid, we support the call of Palestinian civil society to boycott, divest from, and sanction the State of Israel until it meets its obligations under international law by:

  1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands occupied in June 1967 and dismantling the Wall;
  2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and
  3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN Resolution 194.