Resolution Condemning Pan Afrikan Student Union Representatives' Interference with Free Speech

Resolution Number: RS97-153
January, 1997

RESOLUTION CONDEMNING

PAN AFRIKAN STUDENT UNION REPRESENTATIVES'

INTERFERENCE WITH FREE SPEECH

#RS97-153

At its meeting of May 13, 1997, the Academic Senate approved the following resolution condemning the Pan Afrikan Student Union Representatives' interference with free speech:

WHEREAS

Universities have the unique role in this country of fostering full and frank discussion of social and moral issues; and

WHEREAS

Representatives of the Pan Afrikan Student Union confiscated and destroyed thousands of copies of the San Francisco State University Golden Gater newspapers on Thursday, May 8, 1997, in protest of a Golden Gater article; therefore be it

RESOLVED

That the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University affirms its unwavering support of the First Amendment and expresses its condemnation of the suppression of free discussion and dissemination of news represented in the action of the representatives of the Pan Afrikan Student Union; and be it further

RESOLVED

That the appropriate administrators of SFSU take prompt action with regard to the responsible students and to ensure that the Pan Afrikan Student Union adheres to campus policies governing student organizations.