“It's unbelievable Fordham won't let us organize,” said Veer Shetty. “Just existing on campus as people who support Palestine is now a form of resistance. We have to overcome this administrative obstacle to be sure we can focus our energy on addressing the actual issue - Israel’s human rights violations against Palestinians.”Read More
Activists asked supporters to join the Fordham students in court as they fight for their right to organize as an SJP club on campus. The hearing in the case will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern at the Manhattan Civil Courthouse (111 Center Street, Rm 1127B, New York, NY).Read More
July 10, 2017, New York, NY – Friday, students at Fordham University filed their opposition to the school’s motion to dismiss their lawsuit over its refusal to grant club status to Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The students, represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Palestine Legal, and cooperating counsel Alan Levine, first filed suit in April, arguing that Fordham’s denial was “viewpoint discrimination” in violation of university policies regarding free expression. Advocates say Fordham’s decision to fight the lawsuit rather than correct course suggests it is entrenched in its censorship of Palestine advocacy on campus.Read More
This segment features staff attorney Liz Jackson speaking about Palestine Legal's recent cases. It was aired on KPOO's Arab Talk on June 15, 2017. Listen below.