More News and Events

From Puerto Rico to Palestine: Decolonization, Liberation and the Indivisibility of Justice

November 15, 2014
From Puerto Rico to Palestine is sponsored by Asociacion Americana de Jurista (AAJ) Capitolo de Puerto Rico , Jose "Abi" Lugo; Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas De Puerto Rico; College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University; and the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED). Read more about from Puerto Rico to Palestine.

Haneen Maikey, Co-founder AlQaws for Gender and Sexual Diversity in the Palestinian Society at SFSU

November 12, 2014

The Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED) presents : A lecture by Haneen Maikey on November 12, 2014, SFSU’s Library Events Room LIB 121 at 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Read more about Haneen Maikey lecture at SFSU, you may also watch a recording of the event on AMED's youtube channel. 

A Roundtable Teach-in on Academic Freedom, Palestine, and The First Amendment 

October 28, 2014

A roundtable discussion of the ongoing attacks on the academic freedom of faculty in the College of Ethnic Studies as well as other Ethnic Studies departments and programs in the Bay Area and nationally. Read more about the academic freedom teach-in.

AMED Presents: Repression, Resilience, Resistance: From Gaza and Jerusalem to Ferguson and Oakland

October 9, 2014
A Teach-in Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 2pm. At San Francisco State University, College of Ethnic Studies Conference Room #116, Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building. Read more about From Gaza to Ferguson.


October 10, 2014
This 2014 special issue of Islamophobia Studies Journal (ISJ) aims to generate and circulate new knowledge about the relationship between Islamophobia, gender, sexuality and racism. Abstracts due: October 10, 2014. Read more about the Islamophobia 2014 call for papers.

Report Back and Discussion with the North American Academic and Labor Delegation that Visited Palestine in 2014

March 6, 2014
Report back and discussion from members of the North American Based Academic and Labor Delegation to Palestine, January 2014. Read more about the delegation report back event and watch the report back event here.

Support AMED and GUPS against a Zionist smear campaign/charges of Anti-Semitism 

November 19, 2013
Condemn the baseless attack against the General Union of Palestine Students and the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative. Read and sign the petition here.

From Pelican Bay & Guantanamo to Palestine 

May 10, 2013 
A day long teach-in at San Francisco State University. Panel I will tackle Global Counter Intelligence Programs, Then & Now. The second panel will address Immigration and Repression: Border Control, Entrapment & Criminalization. And the last panel will discuss hunger strikes as Strategies of Resistance . Read more about the 2013 From Pelican Bay to Palestine Event.

Freedom for Palestinian Prisoners with Sahar Francis, Director of Addameer, Directly from Jerusalem

May 9, 2013
Join AMED for a keynote Address by Ms. Sahar Francis, Executive Director, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in Ramallah, Palestine. Read more about Sahar Francis and the details of the event.

Race and Resistance Lecture Series, Spring 2013 


AMED Courses Spring 2013

January 10, 2013