In Other News…

COURT SUPPORT: CFA activists in the LA area are encouraged to support fellow CFA colleague, Cal State LA Professor Melina Abdullah, on Tuesday, January 22 at the LA County Courthouse.

Dr. Abdullah, who is a Black Lives Matter Los Angeles leader, routinely attends police commission meetings to speak and engage in civic activism.  She is being targeted for holding police accountable for their actions.

Abdullah was arrested on suspicion of battery on a police officer and resisting arrest during a police commission hearing. Police also arrested the aunt of Wakeisha Wilson during the meeting after allegedly having thrown ashes at the police chief. Wilson died while LAPD custody in 2016.

Abdullah denies the police allegations, and said she had just walked into the meeting when they were arresting Sheila Brim, Wilson’s aunt.

“As they were arresting her, one of the officers yelled ‘Arrest Melina!’” she said in a Good Day LA interview.

Faculty can support her by participating in a demonstration at 8:30 am, Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, Department 46. CFA activists also are encouraged to call LA City Attorney Mike Feuer at (213) 978-8100 and insist that charges against Abdullah be dropped.

To watch the television interview with Abdullah, click here.

Learn more about this developing situation.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES: The CSU Board of Trustees is scheduled to discuss the CSU budget and the governor’s budget proposal during its meeting January 22-23 in Long Beach.

CFA leaders will be at the meeting to comment on the state budget and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s support for the CSU.

The budget will be discussed during the Committee on Finance, which will begin at 1 pm Tuesday, Jan. 22. The Board also is set to receive regular reports on student financial aid and transfer students, discuss donor support, and will consider support for a facilities bond for 2020 and authorizing a doctorate in occupational therapy.

To watch the meeting live, click here.