House of War:

Jews On Campus

Event Description:

Today's landscape of higher education is fraught with anxiety for Jewish students and their parents. If you're a college-bound student, a parent with kids going to college, or a faculty member on campus dealing with everyday hate, you may want to tune into this show. Jewish college students often face unique challenges and prejudices stemming from the antisemitism and antizionism within academia focused on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, which more often than not rises to the level of hate speech, intimidation, threats, and violence against Jewish students. College life used to be an environment in which student safety and inclusion had once been sacrosanct. Today, the very DEI staff and initiatives meant to protect students are now ironically the ones targeting Jewish students, and violating their rights and sense of wellbeing. College is a crucial part of the next generation's education and preparation for their career. As such, taking away Jewish students' ability to enjoy their academic journey by attacking their identity is not only unfair, but also inexcusable.

It's one thing to deal with hate coming from other students, but what is a young Jewish student to do when their professor is discriminating against them solely based on their religion, ethnicity, nationality, culture, or political beliefs? What if that professor is outwardly hostile towards them, and any attempt to complain to the university administration is rebuffed, resulting in even more anger from the professor, and actual retribution in terms of failing grades on mandatory courses?

This phenomenon is so pervasive that many institutions have been sued under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 due to civil rights violations by university administrations, faculty, and professors against Jewish students, as well as an abject failure to set policies and procedures to protect their Jewish population. "House of War: Jews On-Campus" aims to address these pressing issues head-on, providing a platform for discussion, support, and empowerment.

This event series is a vital opportunity for Jewish students, parents, and community members and university staff and professors to come together and tackle the difficult realities of discrimination and hate that too often target Jewish students on college campuses.

Through a series of live events, panels, and interactive sessions, participants will explore strategies for coping with and confronting these challenges, as well as raising awareness about the issue within their communities.

The program will feature panel discussions by students, parents, Jewish community leaders, and university staff about the nuances of antisemitism, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and their impact on Jewish college students. Participants will gain insights into the historical context, current challenges, and potential avenues for advocacy and change.

We will also have practical ideas about how to navigate difficult conversations, respond to hate speech, and foster a sense of resilience and belonging on campus. We hope to help students learn valuable skills for self-advocacy and community building. Students will have the opportunity to connect with peers facing similar challenges all across the country, fostering a sense of solidarity and mutual support. Building these networks can provide invaluable resources for resilience and empowerment. Audience members will be international, so students will be able to interact with a wide array of Jewish advocates from around the globe.

We hope to also include sessions to guide parents on how to support their children through these experiences. Topics will include preparing for college, fostering open communication, and advocating for their children's well-being. "House of War: Jews On-Campus" is not only a space for dialogue but also a call to action. By shedding light on the struggles faced by Jewish college students and their families, we can work together to create more inclusive and supportive campus environments for all.

Additional Information:

Please note,  this is a live event series, and the forum is a Twitter space with speakers on video and the discussion being broadcasted to YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Twitch. Participating speakers will be able to stream the event to their own social media channels  as well. Audience members will be able to comment and ask questions by posting their comments on various social media platforms, or by direct messaging our staff on Twitter during the event. Appropriate audience questions or comments will be posted live onscreen for our speaker panel to address in real-time.

For students or speakers under the age of 21, a parental consent form will be required. This event will be moderated in order to endeavor to provide a safe, hate-free forum for Jewish students, parents, and faculty to express their thoughts and feelings without fear of criticism or invalidation.

Join us as we stand together against discrimination and hate, empowering the next generation of Jewish leaders to thrive in academia and beyond. This event welcomes individuals of all backgrounds who are committed to combating discrimination and promoting understanding and solidarity within our respective communities.

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General Information Purpose Only: The content and discussions presented during the "House of War: Jews On Campus" event series, including any advice, suggestions, and insights provided by our speakers, are intended for general informational purposes only. They are not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental health concerns.

No Professional-Client Relationship: Participation in this event or interaction with speakers and other participants does not establish a professional-client relationship of any kind. The event series is designed to provide a supportive community space but should not be considered a replacement for individualized professional care.

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Content Moderation: We reserve the right to moderate the event’s content to maintain a respectful and safe forum. This includes but is not limited to, removing harmful or inappropriate comments and refusing participation to individuals who violate our community guidelines.

Age Requirement: For participants under the age of 21, a parental consent form must be submitted to participate in the event. This requirement is in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of younger participants.

Your participation in the "House of War: Jews On Campus" event series is subject to your compliance with these terms. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to your contribution to our community of support and healing.

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Daniel Sadan

Host & Producer of live, weekly Twitter space events and podcasts. Started covering geopolitics of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, history, religion, culture, and now I'm doing American  culture & trending topics.  On Twitter @RealDanSadan.
Decades of experience as a human being, and now podcasting what I know.