Addressing antisemitism in the postsecondary environment: Opinion 


In a recent editorial for The Conversation, Simon Fraser University Assistant Professor Lilach Marom discusses the urgent need for Canadian universities to address antisemitism. Marom writes that many institutional equity, diversity, inclusion, decolonization (EDID) frameworks do not explicitly name antisemitism, and so cannot sufficiently address the ongoing issues in Canada. The author discusses the factors that contribute to the exclusion of antisemitism from EDID work and asserts that this exclusion results in Jewish students becoming targets of microaggressions and hate on campus. Marom discusses examples of antisemitism on campus and underlines that universities must aim to include all lived experiences. To achieve this, the author recommends launching a dedicated task force, addressing hard political conversations, and committing to EDID by actively addressing antisemitism. 

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