FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2016
Reference: Ana-Louise Trinidad, Vice-Chairperson, LFS-SFSU, email@example.com
The League of Filipino Students at San Francisco State University Stands in Support of the General Union of Palestine Students!
We, the League of Filipino Students at San Francisco State University, are in support of the partnership of San Francisco State’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Al-Najah University in Palestine, the AMED program (Arab Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas), and their advisor, Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi. These partnerships and programs are vital to building long-term relationships between students at SFSU and the Palestinian, Arab, Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities at Al-Najah.
Programs and majors such as Ethnic Studies and Race and Resistance Studies are important to understand our people’s history. The repression of the civil rights movement in the 60s are not isolated incidents from the repression that students are currently facing on our campus at San Francisco State University. It is carried on through the increased policing and harassment of students’ democratic rights and through policies that allow xenophobic and racist speech and actions on campus.
The people are crying out for the need for relevant, pro-people education. End the repression of students’ democratic rights on campuses!
EDUCATION IS A HUMAN RIGHT!
General Union of Palestine Students – SFSU’s Statement of Support for SF State’s MOU with Al-Najah University in Palestine, the AMED program, and Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi here.