This page was created by colleagues and current and former students of Professors Carole S. Vance and Kim Hopper. Our purpose is to call on Columbia University to reinstate their contracts immediately.
On this blog, you’ll find petitions you can sign and various letters sent to Columbia University by scholars, activists, and advocates who protest Columbia’s termination of Vance and Hopper.
Please note that we welcome the support of all, but that it will be most effective if you figure out which is the right petition for you. Please only sign the academic petition if you are affiliated with a college or university (anywhere around the world). If you do now or have in the past worked for a non-governmental organization on a cause that connects to the work of Carole Vance or Kim Hopper (e.g., poverty, homelessness, sexuality, gender, health, human rights, reproductive rights, HIV/AIDS, trafficking) please sign the NGO Petition.
Everyone else, please sign the ‘Advocates’ petition, which is for the everyone else who wants to sign on as an advocate for fair treatment and the support of excellent scholar-teachers.