Tagged: Students

Teacher With Down Syndrome Breaks Stereotypes for Gaza’s Mentally Disabled Students
Mohammed Asad, Mondoweiss

Teacher With Down Syndrome Breaks Stereotypes for Gaza’s Mentally Disabled Students

Hiba Anis Mustafa Shurafa guides students in her Gaza classroom, instructing them on the art of how to hold a pen and keep a steady hand when writing out letters. She understands the task is challenging because, like her students, Shurafa has Down syndrome.

on November 30, 2016
My Fight for Palestinian Rights and the Subsequent Backlash
Robert Gardner, The Huffington Post

My Fight for Palestinian Rights and the Subsequent Backlash

As an African American student activist, my decision to join UCLA’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) was an instinctive choice. I believe that all struggles against injustice are connected; our oppression may not be identical, but we are targeted by the same structures of power. I see parallels between unarmed Palestinians protesting the Israeli government’s discriminatory policies and unarmed Black Americans in Ferguson, Baltimore and Charlotte protesting police violence and inequality.

on November 17, 2016
Cal Officials Reverse Course, Reinstate Controversial Class on Palestine
Raquel Maria Dillon, NBC Bay Area

Cal Officials Reverse Course, Reinstate Controversial Class on Palestine

Amid concerns about academic freedom, UC Berkeley has reinstated a student-led course on Palestine a week after administrators cancelled the class. Jewish activists had argued the 1-credit "DeCal" class promotes anti-Semitism and had a political agenda.

on September 21, 2016
UC Berkeley Reinstates Class on Palestine Following Outcry Over Its Suspension
Sam Levin, The Guardian

UC Berkeley Reinstates Class on Palestine Following Outcry Over Its Suspension

The University of California, Berkeley has reinstated a controversial course examining Palestine “through the lens of settler colonialism” after facing intense backlash that it was stifling academic freedom.

on September 19, 2016
Pro-Palestinian Group Vindicated of Anti-Semitism Charges After CUNY Probe
Sam Kestenbaum, The Forward

Pro-Palestinian Group Vindicated of Anti-Semitism Charges After CUNY Probe

An independent investigation has vindicated a pro-Palestinian group charged with fostering an anti-Semitic climate at the nation’s largest urban public university. Two lawyers hired by the City University of New York to investigate alleged instances of anti-Semitism...

on September 13, 2016
Were College Students Targeted for Disciplinary Action Because of Their Pro-Palestine Politics?
Aviva Stahl, The Nation

Were College Students Targeted for Disciplinary Action Because of Their Pro-Palestine Politics?

In February 2016, a small group of progressive students interrupted a faculty meeting at Brooklyn College with a host of demands, including a return to free and open admissions, more full-time faculty members of color, and an end to the presence of undercover cops on campus. The school, which is part of the New York’s public-university system, has nurtured generations of city residents...

on September 8, 2016
How a Casino Tycoon Is Trying to Combat an Exploding Pro-Palestinian Movement on Campuses
Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times

How a Casino Tycoon Is Trying to Combat an Exploding Pro-Palestinian Movement on Campuses

Robert Gardner rarely heard anything about Israel growing up in South Los Angeles. But at UCLA, he started learning about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — and seeing parallels with conflicts close to home. The African American senior likened Israeli crackdowns on Palestinian protesters to police violence against black Americans. So he joined Students for Justice in Palestine and an international movement known as BDS, which advocates boycotts, divestment and sanctions against companies deemed players in Israeli human rights violations.

on August 21, 2016
Students In California Might Face Criminal Investigation for Protesting Film on Israeli Army
Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept

Students In California Might Face Criminal Investigation for Protesting Film on Israeli Army

Last month, a group of students at University of California at Irvine gathered to protest a screening of the film “Beneath the Helmet,” a documentary about the lives of recruits in the Israeli Defense Forces. Upset about the screening of a film they viewed as propaganda for a foreign military, the students were also protesting the presence of several IDF representatives who here holding a panel discussion at the screening.

on June 23, 2016
Israeli Forces Hold 100 Palestinian High School Students at Checkpoint in Yatta
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Hold 100 Palestinian High School Students at Checkpoint in Yatta

Israeli forces Thursday briefly held 100 Palestinian high school students for military security searches as they tried to leave the town of Yatta in the occupied West Bank to attend final exams, as the town remained sealed by Israeli forces following a deadly shooting in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

on June 9, 2016
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