To the Brandeis Community:
The Brandeis administration’s choice of Michael Oren as this year’s commencement speaker has brought division to what should be a unifying event. If you are upset about this choice and would like an opportunity to voice your opinion, come to a demonstration against campus division tomorrow beginning at 4:45 p.m between Spingold and the Rose near Pollack. The demonstration will coincide with the opening ceremony of the Festival of the Arts, but is not intended to disrupt the event.
The Source/ReSource project was created by artist in residence Michael Dowling in order to speak to “the continuing cycle of generations who come to Brandeis– the source– and return to the world as a resource for vision, justice, creativity, and social change.” Dowling realizes the unity of the Brandeis community and its beauty. Unfortunately, our administration has chosen to divide our community through its selection of Michael Oren as the speaker for our most sacred ceremony–commencement.
This demonstration is not against Michael Oren as a speaker or individual; it is against the administration’s choice to bring him to commencement and fuel the deep political divisions of the community.
In the event of rain, we will be meeting at the same time in the atrium of Shapiro Campus Center.