To the Editors of The Crimson:
Recently, the Society of Arab Students (SAS) was faced with a disturbing violation of its freedom of expression. Posters advertising an event sponsored by SAS were repeatedly torn down within hours of being put up. As a result, we felt compelled to announce the event in an advertisement in yesterday's Crimson.
Our posters were advertising a lecture by a prominent human rights speaker about the psychological effects suffered by Palestinian children under Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This is not the first time the Society has faced such a problem. In fact, on numerous occasions in the past two years, SAS posters were torn down from kiosks and bulletin boards. We do not view this as a mere coincidence.
Apparently, some members of the Harvard community do not believe in the freedom of expression for all. We hope that these narrow-minded individuals will reconsider their actions and that anyone who sees posters being torn down in the future will contact the Society of Arab Students. Laila Sahyoun '94 Leith Masri '94 Society of Arab Students