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AVI/HRC Campus Media Fellow op-ed on proactive campus advocacy gets published in the Algemeiner

On June 21st, 2024, York University student Leenoy Daskalo got published in the Algemeiner.

In her Algemeiner piece, “My University Is Known for Anti-Israel Activity; Here’s How I Am Fighting Back,” York University student Leenoy Daskalo discusses the importance of allowing diverse opinions to exist on campus, and the dangerous precedent that is set by suppressing pro-Israel views.

“As members of the York community who support Israel, we must not remain silent. It is crucial to engage in campus debates, contribute opinion pieces, organize educational events, and utilize online platforms to convey a more complete picture of the conflict,” writes Leenoy.

“Advocating for a balanced discussion on Israel at York is not just about supporting a nation; it is about upholding academic freedom, fostering respectful debate, and promoting a thoughtful exchange of ideas. This approach is essential not only for a healthy academic environment but also for preparing students to interact with the world as informed and considerate individuals.”

To read Leenoy's piece in its entirety, please click here.

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