Resolution in Support of the Associated Students Task Force Teach-In on the War in the Middle East

Resolution Number: RS91-088
January, 1991

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS TASK FORCE TEACH-IN

ON THE WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST

RS91-88

At its meeting of February 12, 1991, the Academic Senate approved the following resolution in Support of the Associated Students Task Force Teach-In on the War in the Middle East:

WHEREAS

President Bush has committed the nation to a war in the Middle East; and

WHEREAS

There have already been large numbers of civilian casualties; and

WHEREAS

The ground war will most certainly produce higher casualties on both sides; and

WHEREAS

A disproportionate number of our front line troops are people of color; and

WHEREAS

The majority of the troops come from lower economic background; and

WHEREAS

The armed forces' policies toward gays and lesbians constitute a case of discrimination; and

WHEREAS

Resources that are badly needed for domestic programs are being wasted at a rate of $1.4 billion a day; and

WHEREAS

The education budget is suffering both on the state and federal levels; and

WHEREAS

It has been academic tradition to support a just and peaceful resolution to all conflicts; and

WHEREAS

Education about the Middle East and the current crisis is prerequisite to the offering of a comprehensive settlement; and

WHEREAS

The university provides an arena for a free exchange of ideas; and

WHEREAS

Students, faculty, staff and administrators' efforts can have a profound impact on the outcome of this crisis; and

WHEREAS

The Associated Students, Inc. is organizing students in an effort to stop the war; and

WHEREAS

The Associated Students, Inc. has taken an anti-war, and an anti-U.S. intervention stand long before the initiation of hostilities; and

WHEREAS

The Associated Students, Inc. is organizing a campus-wide teach-in on February 13 and February 14, 1991

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. video broadcast to all classes

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Rally in the center of the campus

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Panel discussions organized by various departments;

therefore be it

RESOLVED

That the San Francisco State University Academic Senate supports the efforts of the Associated Students in their attempt to protest this war; and be it further

RESOLVED

That the S.F.S.U. Academic Senate encourages professors' participation in the events taking place on February 13 and February 14, 1991; and be it further

RESOLVED

That the S.F.S.U. Academic Senate calls on department chairs and professors to allow the students to leave their classes to attend the day-long events.