“Committee on Campus Climate, Community, and Speech”
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Stanford University is putting an advocate of Antifa in charge of their campus free speech policy. This is an insult to anyone who values free speech.
Campus Reform reports:
Stanford bestows free speech policy spot on ‘Campus Antifascist Network’ co-founder
Stanford University placed Professor David Palumbo-Liu — who co-founded the “Campus Antifascist Network” in 2017 — in charge of its “Committee on Campus Climate, Community, and Speech.”
According to an email from Stanford University to students, a copy of which Campus Reform obtained, the committee is recruiting students to “help brainstorm and implement changes to help depolarize the campus.”
Students interested in “making expression, debate, and conversation around ideas and knowledge less encumbered and fraught” were encouraged to apply. Palumbo-Liu was listed in the email as the contact for those interested in the speech committee.
As Campus Reform reported in 2017, Palumbo-Liu co-founded the Campus Antifascist Network (CAN) as a “big tent” for “anyone committed to fighting fascism.”
In his 2017 invitation to join the network, Palumbo-Liu wrote that “fascists have used ‘free speech’ as a facade for attacking faculty who have stood in solidarity with students against the threat that these organizations and individuals pose, and as an excuse to march and organize around slogans drawn directly from “blood and soil” rhetoric of Nazi Germany.”
He also called on college students, faculty, and organizations to start Campus Antifascist Network chapters on their campuses.
.@Stanford is literally outsourcing the writing of its free speech policies to Antifa. @palumboliu , who is the founder of the Campus Antifascist Network, a bona fide Antifa group, is now leading the committee on "campus speech." pic.twitter.com/v6wB4zEAo4
— Stanford College Republicans (@Stanford_GOP) November 17, 2020
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