Upper Dublin school board member resigns after sharing webinar deemed antisemitic

Tricia Ebarvia, a newly elected Upper Dublin school board member, resigned on Wednesday, December 13 after public accusations of antisemitism over a social media post she shared.

The post promoted a webinar titled “Getting to the Root: Sharing Stories and Humanizing Palestine” that referred to the “ongoing genocide and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.”

Ebarvia, an Upper Dublin resident, is also the diversity, equity and inclusion director at Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, a petition against Ebarvia with more than 2,600 signatures has been circulating. Much of the outcry focused on the description of the webinar.

“It is clear to me that, however willing I am to listen and learn and dialogue, I will not be able to serve in the capacity I had hoped,” Ebarvia said during her resignation meeting. “There is no justification for the violence that Hamas inflicted on the Jewish people, who were brutally murdered and kidnapped. Jewish people cannot be used as scapegoats to justify hate.”

For the full story, you can click here. For more on Ebarvia, you can visit her personal website and her campaign website.