Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE) is a Palestine solidarity organization at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Our coalition of diverse members seeks to advance the causes of freedom, justice, human rights and equality for all peoples. Though SAFE’s domain is not limited to any single issue, our foremost objective has been and always will be to promote the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. This is consistent with our fundamental belief that all genuine struggles for justice are intrinsically linked.
As being the only Palestine solidarity organization at the University, we also work to maintain the focus of Palestine on campus. SAFE is Michigan’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), a national coalition of students standing in solidarity with Palestine.
We believe that the best way to achieve our mission is through peaceful, constructive, and proactive engagement. SAFE is always willing to work with partners that demonstrate an honest and serious desire to affect positive change on campus and/or abroad.
SAFE will work to bring student activism back to the forefront of the University of Michigan campus community.
At the hub of the University of Michigan’s central campus is “The Diag,” a large, open junction containing the campus’s central square. The Diag, however, represents more than a geographic centrality; it is the epicenter of student activity, the traditional venue of choice for Michigan students to express themselves and engage their fellow students.
In the past, SAFE has used the Diag as a platform to advocate for the downtrodden and disenfranchised, and to express solidarity with the oppressed.
We intend for this blog to serve as a medium through which our members can creatively express their views. It is our hope that these views will provide an alternative to status quo discourse.
The opinions expressed by individual members are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of SAFE as an organization.