A group of University alums published an open letter last week calling on the University, among other demands, to support a ceasefire in Gaza, grant amnesty to student protestors and divest from companies involved with Israel’s military. As of Wednesday evening, the letter received over 1,400 signatures.
The organization announced the open letter on the Instagram account @brownualumni4palestine. The account was created Nov. 9, one day after the arrest of 20 Jewish students who participated in a sit-in at University Hall. As of Wednesday evening, the alumni group comprises roughly 40 members.
On its Instagram account, the organization describes itself as “a diverse group of Brown University alums pushing for the university to use their power to stop Palestinian genocide.”