The following was written by Jodie Franks, who is our Head of Programming and Sixth Form Development and LGBTQ+ ally. Jodie studied Classical Civilisation, and wrote her dissertation on gender roles in the ancient world.
Over the past few months, there have been a lot of discussions and news stories over the issues with antisemitism and NUS. Jewish students have felt excluded and ignored and now our voice is being heard and Jewish students are not being silent.
This past week has been Swab Week – a national week organised by the Sue Harris Trust (and coordinated by the amazing former Leeds J-Soc President Natalie Deller on behalf of the Trust!) aimed to get as many young Jews on the national Bone Marrow register as possible.