SFSU President and Provost: Stop undermining Dr. Abdulhadi, Friends of AMED and Arab, Muslim and Palestinian Students

In February of 2020, SFSU President Lynn Mahoney met with a new group of SF City Muslims presumably to address endemic forms of Islamophobia. In this meeting, President Mahoney sought to enlist Muslim representatives in undermining the already constituted Friends of AMED (Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies), a broad-based body of community advocates, …

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California State Court Judge refuses to dismiss Abdulhadi’s discrimination Case against SFSU

Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, director and senior scholar of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) Studies Program at San Francisco State University has just scored another victory toward building AMED Studies and the protection of her Arab, Muslim and Palestinian students as well as herself. The Superior Court of the State of California affirmed …

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Published on Jadaliyya: CS4AF Letter in Support of Arab American Studies and Model Ethnic Studies Curriculum in California

July 5, 2020 California Department of Education 1430 N Street Sacramento, CA 95814-5901 Dear California Department of Education: We write on behalf of the California Scholars for Academic Freedom with regard to the attacks on the California Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) draft. California Scholars for Academic Freedom is a group of over 200 scholars …

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Published on Mondoweiss: Academics back inclusion of Arab American Studies into Ethnic Studies

Dear California Department of Education: We write on behalf of the California Scholars for Academic Freedom with regard to the attacks on the California Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) draft. California Scholars for Academic Freedom is a group of over 200 scholars throughout California committed to fighting all forms of racism, xenophobia, and antisemitism. We are scholars, …

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California Scholars for Academic Freedom Letter of Concern for AMED Program at SFSU

Dear Chancellor White and President Mahoney:   We, the California Scholars for Academic Freedom,** a group of over two hundred scholars throughout California, write to you today about our concerns over the recent cancellation of two Palestine-specific classes in the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies (AMED) program at SFSU that are scheduled for …

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Dr. Abdulhadi Awarded AAUP 2020 Georgina M. Smith Award for Outstanding Faculty Activists

We are thrilled that Dr. Abdulhadi received this major award by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) . The 2020 Georgina M. Smith Award is presented “to a person who has provided exceptional leadership in the past year in improving the status of academic women or in advancing collective bargaining and through that work …

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Sign Petition: Defend Ethnic Studies for Our Students! Save Our Curriculum at the CA Dept of Ed Now!

Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi and the Campaign support this petition to defend ethnic studies in California. We urge supporters to sign on at the link: https://www.change.org/p/defend-ethnic-studies-for-our-students-save-our-curriculum-at-the-ca-dept-of-ed-now?use_react=false Students of color deserve to see themselves in school curriculum. The fact that they don’t is a problem. For 50+ years there has been a movement for racial justice and equity in …

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The International Campaign to Defend Professor Rabab Abdulhadi condemns Lies, Fabrications and Smears by Fox and Friends and the Lawfare Project

For Immediate Release                                                     August 6, 2019 Contact: Behnam Gharagozil: [ben.gharagozli@gmail.com] Mark Kleiman: [markkleiman@gmail.com] Saliem Shehadeh: [saliem.shehadeh@gmail.com] Ahlam Muhtaseb: [ahlam.muhtaseb@gmail.com] Rosalind Petchesky: [rpetches@gmail.com] The International Campaign to Defend Professor Rabab Abdulhadi condemns the lies, fabrications, and smears by Fox and Friends and Brooke Goldstein, the Executive Director of Lawfare Project. The five-minute interview is a display of unethical journalism, …

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Feb. 27, NYC: Defeating Lawfare – Palestine, Academic Freedom and Activism

Wednesday, February 27 6:00 pm CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Avenue, Room 5414 (5th Floor) at 5th Ave and 34th St New York City Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2307168412628778/ In 2017-2018, Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, her legal team and a very broad-based movement of Palestine solidarity activists and allies fought a harrowing battle to stop efforts by the Lawfare …

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