About Us

The Committee to Defend Academic Freedom at UCSB (CDAF-SB) is committed to educate about, promote, and defend academic freedom through a coalition of progressive students and organizations on campus.  CDAF-SB is dedicated to organizing students on campus against nation-wide campaigns of political repression.

What bring us together are principles of academic freedom, participatory democracy, and open dialogue.  These principles are essential to the protection of a holistic, higher education.  As the most important of the nation’s civic institutions, the university must maintain its vigilant defense of the full and free exchange of ideas.

A silencing campaign has recently manifested itself at UCSB through allegations of anti-Semitism and misconduct against Professor William I. Robinson. CDAF-SB strongly opposes the flagrant and baseless affronts to academic freedom on this campus and to Professor Robinson in particular.

If you wish to contact us, please email CDAF.UCSB@gmail.com.

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