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The Oak Leaf

SRJC students plan protest in support of Palestine

Courtesy MENAA
A flyer distributed at UC Berkeley’s Free Palestine Encampment.

The Santa Rosa Junior College’s Middle Eastern North African Association (MENAA) will host a protest in support of Palestine from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. this Thursday at the Bertolini Quad.

The Palestine Solidarity Protest 2024 calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and an end to military aid to Israel. MENAA encourages all students to join them in showing their support of Palestinians.

“The purpose of our demonstration this Thursday is to be in solidarity with the people of Gaza and to be in solidarity with other students protesting for Palestinian liberation across the country,” said a spokesperson for MENAA.

At the protest MENAA will have materials for students to create posters for the protest, play music from the Arab world and provide henna tattoos.

Starting at noon there will be guest speakers and a moment of silence. From 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the protest will move to the SRJC lawn off Mendocino Avenue.

The club is an intercultural, interethnic, and interfaith group that provides SRJC students with a space to share their cultural and common experiences. The group stands strongly against all forms of hatred and will not tolerate any form of islamophobia or antisemitism at the protest.

MENAA welcomes community members to the event, but emphasizes the importance of adhering to their community guidelines. These guidelines were thoughtfully crafted by the Solidarity Committee to ensure a peaceful and safe environment while honoring solidarity in Palestine.

Aligned with the club’s core belief, the protest will have a zero-tolerance policy for hate or violence. In the event of counter-protesters, MENAA encourages attendees to refrain from engaging and refocus on the protest’s peaceful purpose.

A safety team will be present at the protest to ensure everyone’s well-being and cooperation with the team is highly encouraged.

MENAA reminds attendees to only film with consent from individuals and to consider wearing a mask to limit the potential spread of COVID-19. To maintain ADA-compliance all walkways and entrances are to be maintained clear for the duration of the protest.


Further information and updates can be found on MENAA’s Instagram @srjcmenaa.
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Sal Sandoval-Garduno
Sal Sandoval-Garduno is in his 1st semester at the Oak Leaf and is hoping to transfer to Cal Poly Humboldt to continue majoring in Journalism. Sal can normally be found scurrying around abandoned buildings, engaging in deep philosophical debates on long drives, and being reminded of his lack of gym attendance at punk show mosh pits.

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    JesseMay 6, 2024 at 12:59 am

    Only film with consent?! The protest was in a public outdoor space. No “consent” is needed. The 1st Amendment to the US Constitution in the Bill of Rights is clear!