VIUFA supports the FPSE Statement on the War in Gaza
VIUFA and the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE) are deeply saddened by the events of the past few weeks, and we demand a ceasefire. The escalating conflict across the Middle East region in Israel, Palestine, and Gaza is having deep impacts within our community and the world. We unequivocally condemn the attacks against innocent civilians. Our students, faculty, and staff, many with ties to the region, may be experiencing fear, sorrow, anger, and feelings of unsafety. Our classrooms should be a place of compassion and peace where painful subjects can be discussed with respect and insight. To our colleagues and students we affirm that we are committed to ensuring a safe and inclusive community for all and that we denounce all acts of violence, hate, and discrimination.
VIUFA will donate $500 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency Gaza Emergency Appeal.