We understand that the last 24 hours will have been difficult for many of you and for our community as a whole.
We want to make clear that we respect the rights of all of our students, we respect their right to peacefully protest and for marginalised voices in our community to be heard in the face of such abhorrent views. We would like to reassure you that we have secured confirmation from LSE that students will not face any disciplinary action for exercising their right to peacefully protest.
LSESU has a duty of care to all students. We have received reports of harassment and abuse directed at protestors, the event organisers, event attendees, and various other religious and political student groups. Any form of harassment, violence or intimidation is not tolerated.
If you have been a victim of violence, intimidation or harassment then please report this to LSE via this link.
This is a challenging time and we appreciate that this will be more difficult for our marginalised students. Below are a list of places you can go to for support at LSE:
LSE Mental Health Out of Hours Support
Disability and Wellbeing Service - email email@example.com or call on 020 7955 7767
You can contact Equity, Diversity and Inclusion via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also reach LSE’s Anti-Harassment Support Advisor through this email
Safe Contacts - fully trained and diverse team who offer information and support. There are 39 Safe Contacts across 25 departments. Contactable via email (email@example.com)
Report it Stop it - an online form to report violence or harassment that you may have experienced or seen. This report can be completely anonymous. View details at t he link or Google LSE Report It Stop It.
LSE Student Counselling Service - email firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, you can report hate crime and get support from external organisations including:
We know many of you feel that LSESU could have handled the events of the last 24 hours better. On Thursday 18th November we will be hosting a Town Hall event on this subject and would welcome your attendance. The event will be from 1pm - 2pm, with the venue to be confirmed nearer the time.
Tomorrow's event which was to feature the Head of the Palestinian Mission to the UK has been postponed at his request.
Your Sabbatical Officers,
Josie Stephens (General Secretary - email@example.com),
Robyn McAlpine (Education Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org),
Ed Hall (Activities and Development Officer - email@example.com) and
Faiso Kadiye (Community and Welfare Officer firstname.lastname@example.org).