The Doctoral Students’ Council has unanimously adopted a resolution against the proposed policy on ‘Freedom of Expression and Expressive Conduct’ at its November 18 2016 Plenary meeting. The resolution claims that the policy will police and prohibit what is alternately called “expressive conduct” or “expressive activity” by placing restrictions on time, manner and place for such conduct. The resolution also questions the racialized motivations behind the policy.

The resolution states that this proposed policy is “an assault on the inalienable rights to free speech and assembly that CUNY students (who are predominantly of color, and working-class) should enjoy”, and “condemns any iteration or version of the proposed policy”. The resolution finally calls on the Board of Trustees to “withdraw it from any future consideration, and vote no if it comes before the full Board of Trustees”.

A full copy of the resolution may be found here.