The screening was followed by a Q&A session with the film's producer who shared their own process with the documentary and answered questions from Penn community members.
The AAUP statement comes a day after Penn Chavurah and IfNotNow Philly hosted a rally in Penn Commons where dozens of students protested the University’s refusal to allow for the screening of “Israelism.”
The statement published by PASS, PAO, and Penn MSA encouraged community members to report incidents where they feel unsafe on campus.
Penn argued that first- and second-year biomedical graduate students and educational fellowship recipients working on lab rotations should not be included in the body.
The group has outlined three key demands towards top University representatives: ceasefire in Gaza now, the protection of freedom of speech at the University, and the institution of critical thought on Palestine.
Christie spoke about antisemitism on college campuses and said Magill, in addition to the presidents of Harvard and Cornell universities, should be fired.
Over half of the Congress members who have publicly criticized Penn's response to Hamas' attack on Israel have received campaign support from withdrawn Penn donors and their affiliated companies.
The group will includes seven faculty representatives from multiple Penn schools, two student representatives, and six staff, alumni, and Trustee representatives.
The United States Department of Education is investigating five instances of antisemitism and two Islamophobia cases across seven schools.
The letter expressed concern about the University's “failure to respond to the defamation and harassment” that pro-Palestinian faculty members have been experiencing.
Around 50 attendees watched representatives from Penn College Republicans, Penn Democrats, Penn for Liberty, and the Penn Young Democratic Socialists of America debate a variety of topics.
Penn Police Deputy Chief of Investigations Michael Morrin told the protestors that they would be arrested if they did not leave the building and gave them a 30-minute warning before arrests would begin.
Students told the DP that the vigil was organized to offer people a sense of community while mourning the deaths in Gaza.
The letter was also sent to schools including Yale, Harvard, Georgetown, Cornell, UC Berkeley, and Cooper Union.
"These reprehensible messages are an assault on our values and cause pain and fear for our Jewish community," Penn President Liz Magill wrote.
According to a press release, Makhija — who also has served as President of IMPACT, a national South Asian civic organization — is the first-ever Indian American and Asian American elected county commissioner.
Parker, a former Philadelphia city councilmember and Pennsylvania state representative, faced Republican candidate David Oh and emerged as the winner with 74% of the vote.
President Liz Magill has previously condemned the Hamas attack on Israel and antisemitism on campus in multiple statements to the Penn community.
Philadelphia will choose its 100th Mayor, either Republican David Oh or Democrat Cherelle Parker.
Penn Democrats, Penn College Republicans, and Penn Young Democratic Socialists of America shared their preparations, plans, and endorsements ahead of Election Day.