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Statement on abuse directed at NUS Black Students' Officer

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We, elected officers at the University of Sussex Students' Union, utterly condemn the vile misogynistic, racist and Islamophobic abuse that has been directed at the NUS Black Students' Officer Malia Bouattia.

This has included violent threats against her and her family and messages of hate from far-right groups. The character assassination, vilification and misrepresentation she has endured is deplorable.  

At the last NUS National Council meeting, Malia raised concerns on behalf of black students with regards to a motion concerning ISIS and proposed to draft another motion to condemn the group for the Council's next meeting. This position has been horrifically misrepresented by other Council members and in the press.

No officer should be subject to such abuse simply for seeking to protect the interests of the students they are elected to represent. We stand in full solidarity with Malia at this time and will continue to support her fantastic and vital work as NUS Black Students' Officer.

Lyndsay Burtonshaw - Activities Officer
Michael Segalov - Communications Officer
Bethan Hunt - Education Officer
Dan Greenberg - Operations Officer
Abraham Baldry - President
Rianna Gargiulo - Welfare Officer
Vee Cartwright - Women Students' Representative
Andrea Brock - Postgraduate Association Chair
Liam Letheren - Ethical & Environmental Officer
Jasper Jaja - Black Students' Representative
Shikhar Shrivastava - Community Engagement Officer
Emily Pinto - LGBTQ Students' Representative
Prem Rajah - Part-time Students' Representative 
Lisa William Robogo - Equality & Diversity Officer

 

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