Who We Are

PAM is a space to learn about, critically discuss, and lead on questions and/or issues concerning Arabs, Muslims, and/or Palestine within the academy, within labor movements, and as part of broader peace and justice movements. We do this while also collaborating on ways to promote racial justice and other forms of social justice work central to the mission of CFA.

Its members support and collaborate with CSU faculty, students, and staff who are targeted for harassment, censure, or censorship based on their research, teaching, or advocacy on justice for Muslims, Arabs, and/or around Palestine. It also provides a safe and dedicated space to educate and act in coalition with other Council of Racial and Social Justice caucuses on such issues as the impact of Muslim bans on CSU faculty, students, and staff; violence associated with campus policing; the need for curricular integrity and intellectual expertise in implementing the CSU Ethnic Studies requirement; and other intersectional, cross-caucus social justice work.

As such, the caucus welcomes scholars, educators, and advocates who are committed to co-liberation with Arabs, Muslims, and Palestinians, and who do not exceptionalize colonialism, apartheid, and military oppression in Palestine or elsewhere, but rather see it as part and parcel of the indivisibility of justice in all our daily lives and as members of the CSU system. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO https://www.pamcaucus.org/.

PAM Mission Statement

The mission of the caucus is to dialogue, educate, and advocate to improve the experiences of Muslim, Arab, and Palestinian faculty members — and as needed and appropriate, students and staff — in the CSU. The caucus will do so primarily by confronting racism within the CSU and throughout California in all its manifestations, including but not limited to white supremacy and Xenophobia, Islamophobia, Orientalism, antisemitism, anti-Blackness, anti-Asian racism, anti-Arab racism, anti-Latinx racism, misogyny, transphobia, and homophobia, and hostility to Palestine and to other indigenous peoples. Struggle against racism in all its manifestations must also involve confronting hetero-patriarchy, gendered violence, and ableism. Inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” the caucus affirms the indivisibility of justice. The caucus recognizes that Arab, Muslim, and Palestinians are members of global diasporas, and they are welcome as members of the caucus, as are members of our broad-based communities of justice and other allies.

Meet our Caucus Leaders

Ahlam Muhtaseb

CFA San Bernardino

Rabab Abdulhadi

CFA San Francisco

Ece Algan

CFA San Bernardino

Rachael Stryker

CFA East Bay

Billy Gallagher

CFA Staff to Palestine, Arab, and Muslim Caucus.

Resolution To Support Palestinians And Their Allies In The California State University

Palestine, Arab, And Muslim (PAM) Caucus of The California Faculty Association (CFA) Resolution To Support Palestinians And Their Allies In The California State University. See full text here.

For additional resources, please visit https://www.pamcaucus.org/

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