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Resolution No 2009-10-16 Resolution Against Hate Crimes on College Campuses

RESOLUTION No.  2009-10-16

AUTHORED BY:    Brandon Chapin, AS President

REFERRED TO:    AS COUNCIL

ACTION APPROVED: 4-26-10

SUBJECT:          Resolution In Support of a Speedy Recovery of Joseph Igbineweka and Against Hate Crimes on College Campuses

1.)              WHEREAS,  The Associated Students Council of Humboldt State University (HSU) has been entrusted to represent and advocate for the best interests of our constituents, the approximately 8,000 students which make up our campus community; and,

2.)              WHEREAS,  It is the mission of the Associated Students to provide an official voice through which students’ opinions may be expressed; assist in the protection of the rights and interests of the individual student and the student body; and,

3.)              WHEREAS,  On April 18, 2010 the President of Associated Students, CSU Chico, Joseph Igbineweka, was attacked and continuously stabbed in what police allege to have been a hate crime; and,

4.)              WHEREAS,  Shortly prior to this incident the campaign materials of a candidate for Associated Students President at CSU Chico, Amro Jayousi, were vandalized with racial slurs; and,

5.)              WHEREAS,  Racially charged and hateful incidents have occurred at Humboldt State University within the past year such as racial threats made to a professor on campus; and,

6.)              WHEREAS,  there have been reports of various acts of racism throughout the University of California, California State University, and Community College systems, most notably racist incidents at UC San Diego and homophobic incidents at UC Davis; therefore be it,

7.)              RESOLVED, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University wish a speedy recovery to Joseph Igbineweka as he recovers from his injuries; and be it further,

8.)              RESOLVED, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourages the city of Chico’s law enforcement to act swiftly to bring these perpetrators to justice; and be it further,

9.)              RESOLVED, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University condemns all acts of violence on our university and other college campuses throughout California, and be it further,

10.)            RESOLVED, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourages HSU, along with all other CSU campuses to continue, and enhance, its efforts to support diversity and provide a safe learning environment for all students; and be it further,

11.)            RESOLVED, that that this resolution be sent, but not limited, to: CSU Chancellor, Dr. Charles Reed; Humboldt State University President, Dr. Rollin Richmond; Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Steven Butler; Dean of Students, Randi Darnall-Burke; Associate Dean of Student Life, Jyoti Rawal; Humboldt State University Police Chief, Tom Dewey; City of Arcata Police Chief, Tom Chapman; City of Chico Police Chief; HSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion; HSU Multicultural Center; HSU Eric Rofes Multicultural Queer Resources Center; all Associated Students organizations within the UC and CSU systems; and all local media outlets.

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Brandon Chapin                                           Beth Weissbart

President and Author                                     Legislative Vice President