Pro-Palestinian protesters at SFSU receive some concessions from university

profile photo
By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Participants at a pro-Palestinian protest at San Francisco State University say they’ve won a partial victory after getting some concessions from the university.

Students and supporters rallied in Malcom X Plaza Wednesday after university President Lynn Mahoney committed to forming a work group, including students, to create a website to show investment strategies and to draft revisions to align with social and racial justice.

“We have received a commitment to divest from weapons manufacturing, to disclose clear accounts on where SFSU is investing its money and to publicly defend our right to protest,” Ziniab, a protest organizer, said. “We will continue to organize for further commitments beyond this.”

The protesters said they will remove the encampment in stages, depending on progress on the concessions.

“We want people to see the work that we’re doing, the way that we negotiate this so that other schools, whether they’re part of the CSU system or not, can model the work that we are doing,” Sprout, a protest spokesperson, said.

Organizers said they will be reaching out to other protest groups at other colleges to meet en masse at a CSU board of trustees meeting to try to get the same concessions systemwide.

Numerous Jewish groups issued public statements criticizing the negotiations and any concessions, including divestments.

author photo
About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.