New student joins the case to reinstate SJP at Fordham

New student joins the case to reinstate SJP at Fordham

“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.”

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Dima Khalidi and Ahmad Awad Interview with Democracy Now!

Dima Khalidi and Ahmad Awad Interview with Democracy Now!

Director Dima Khalidi and lead petitioner in the Fordham lawsuit Ahmad Awad were interviewed by Democracy Now! on January 4, 2018. 

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Manhattan Court Hears Case on Fordham’s Justice for Palestine Club Ban

Manhattan Court Hears Case on Fordham’s Justice for Palestine Club Ban

On Wednesday, Fordham students denied permission by their university to start a Students for Justice in Palestine club argued their case before a Manhattan judge.

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Court Hearing for Fordham SJP Lawsuit Scheduled in Early January

Court Hearing for Fordham SJP Lawsuit Scheduled in Early January

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).

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Fordham Students Seek Injunction Against University Over Justice for Palestine Club Ban

Fordham Students Seek Injunction Against University Over Justice for Palestine Club Ban

Students demand urgent relief to be able to advocate for Palestinian rights on campus

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Students Oppose Fordham's Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit over Justice for Palestine Club Ban

Students Oppose Fordham's Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit over Justice for Palestine Club Ban

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.

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Liz Jackson on KPOO's Arab Talk

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. 

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