Fordham Student Forced into Closed-door Hearing, Leaves in Protest

Fordham Student Forced into Closed-door Hearing, Leaves in Protest

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.

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Fordham Retaliates Against Student for Protesting SJP Ban

Fordham Retaliates Against Student for Protesting SJP Ban

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.

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Rahul Saksena's Op-ed in The Hill

Rahul Saksena's Op-ed in The Hill

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. 

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Resist the Ban. Be Informed. Know Your Rights.

Resist the Ban. Be Informed. Know Your Rights.

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. 

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