DePaul University

DePaul vote on Sabra hummus a victory for human rights

Over the course of the last few months, DePaul University has become ground zero of the growing campus boycott movement in Chicago. It began after DePaul’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) discovered that the sale of Sabra brand hummus served to profit a corporation found to have direct financial ties to two Israeli army brigades notorious for countless human rights violations. 

DePaul students vote by large margin to ban Sabra hummus

Students at DePaul University in Chicago voted by a large margin in a referendum asking if they support ending sales of Sabra brand hummus on their campus. Due to a technicality, however, the result will not be binding. A note received by The Electronic Intifada from campus activists with Students for Justice in Palestine at the university announced today the results of voting that took place earlier this week: 

Sabra boycott referendum up for student vote at DePaul University

After DePaul University initially agreed to remove Sabra hummus from the school’s cafe, outside pressure from the usual suspects caused the university to reverse its decision. However, Students for Justice in Palestine activists didn’t take no for an answer and they are now posing the question of whether the school should boycott Sabra through a student government referendum.