Report: UCLA Medical Required Attendance At ‘Free Palestine’ Lecture

UCLA medical students enrolled in a mandatory “structural racism” class were forced to attend a radical leftist lecture in March. The guest speaker led chants of “Free Palestine,” held a prayer to “Mama Earth” and preached on “racial equity.”

The Washington Free Beacon reported that the first-year medical students were subjected to the speaker’s praising the Oct. 7 Hamas massacre of 1,200 Israelis.

Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia once referred to the atrocity last fall as “justice.” She started the session by having students get on their knees, touch the floor with their fists and hold a “non-secular prayer” to “the ancestors.”

Roughly half of the students present complied with being compelled to kneel. The prayer included gratitude for “what the settlers call LA” and reminded those in attendance of the city’s “herstory.”

In the prayer’s benediction, Gray-Garcia noted “Black, Brown and houseless people” who perish due to the “crapatalist lie” of “private property.”

Some students and even faculty were reportedly shocked by the radical presentation. Gray-Garcia addressed the captive audience in a face covering keffiyeh and described herself as a “poverty scholar.”

The extremist referred to medicine as “White science” and railed against the occupation of “Turtle Island” — North America.

The outlet reported she led the students and staff in chants of “Free Palestine.” Even more outrageous, the Free Beacon reported that students who refused to participate in the leftist charade were admonished.

One particular student did not rise when the second call for prayer was issued. The outlet reported that a UCLA administrator inquired on their identity, possibly signaling that disciplinary action was forthcoming.

At least one group had the courage to stand against leftist oppression. UCLA’s Jewish Faculty Resilience Group addressed a protest letter to chancellor Gene Block on Sunday.

The missive declared, “The net effect was that UCLA staff intimidated first-year medical students into participating in a religious service in derogation of their own personal beliefs.”

The group demanded “an urgent and thorough external review and investigation of the [medical school’s] curriculum and systematic anti-semitism.”