In what appears to be a pre-determined outcome, Fordham Dean of Students Keith Eldredge found that Sapphira Lurie violated “University regulations pertaining to the Demonstration Policy.” She received a “disciplinary reprimand” of “official warning” in a hand-delivered letter from Dean Eldredge today.Read More
Sapphira Lurie was unable to testify at her scheduled hearing today after Dean of Students Keith Eldredge insisted that she meet alone with him, behind closed doors, with a white-noise machine turned on. Eldredge issued the disciplinary charge against Sapphira after she, along with other students, protested Eldredge’s decision to deny Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) club status. Fifteen professors gathered outside in support of Sapphira.Read More
Fordham University has issued a disciplinary charge against a student trying to start a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group on campus, demanding a closed-door hearing with the dean who denied the group club status. The student, senior Sapphira Lurie, was charged with violating the school’s “Demonstration Policy” for organizing a January 23rd rally protesting Fordham’s decision to ban SJP from the school. Her hearing is scheduled for February 22nd.Read More
President Trump and his team have taken hard-right positions – and now executive action – on issue after issue, and a cross-movement resistance is emerging.
Activists are rising up against the Muslim ban, anti-black and anti-immigrant policies, attacks on women’s rights and trans rights, the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines, efforts to privatize education and deregulate Wall Street, climate change denial, and more.Read More
On January 31, less than a week after President Trump issued an executive order known as the “Muslim ban,” Students for Justice in Palestine at NYU (NYU SJP) received a threatening email targeting its Arab and Muslim members, members of Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ solidarity groups, and immigrants.Read More
Palestine Legal stands in staunch opposition to the Muslim ban, and all attempts to undermine basic rights and freedoms. As the executive order banning immigrants and asylum seekers from seven Muslim-majority countries is constitutionally challenged, we are here to help targeted communities and their allies find the right resources and legal assistance.Read More