Motion to tackle antisemitism on campus

Who's making it happen

Description

  1. To mandate the Oxford?SU Sabbatical Officers from 2021 onwards to undergo antisemitism training external to the SU, such as that provided by the Union of Jewish Students (UJS).

  2. To mandate the Oxford SU VP Welfare and Equal Opportunities to maintain regular contact with JSoc and arrange for a conversation between JSoc and the Advice Service at the SU to talk about supporting the Jewish community at Oxford before the end of Hilary term 2021. 

  3. To mandate the?Oxford SU President to:

  4. Lobby People and Organisational Development (POD)  to create a training module on antisemitism that all staff of the University can access. After the training has been created, the President should lobby the university to establish a?policy requiring heads of colleges, welfare staff, and racial equality staff to undergo the training.

  5. Collaborate with JSoc/ UJS to create online antisemitism training and upload it to the Oxford SU website, and publicise it to Common Rooms and at the next BAME RepCom for them to organise antisemitism training within colleges e.g. in Freshers Week. This resource should be finished before the end of Trinity term 2021. 

  6. Proactively reach out and consult with JSoc when a matter relating to antisemitism arises within the SU or the wider university community before deciding on a response to the situation.

Updates

18/06/21
We have met with the JSoc team and have developed plans to support JSoc/UJD to offer training for students which can be booked via common rooms. Info on how to book will be shared over the summer. We continue to be in conversation with the University's equality and diversity unit to ensure antisemitism training is included in their new training packages being developed at the moment