SFSU reaches joint agreement with hunger strikers May 11

San Francisco State University President Leslie Wong and student hunger strikers signed a joint letter May 11 regarding funding for the College of Ethnic Studies, the university said in a statement. The letter also states that “all parties have agreed to honor a silent period through the end of the year.”

The university said the agreement will add $482,806 to the 2016-17 ethnic studies academic budget to address 10 demands issued by students in February in addition to the $250,000 Wong initially promised.

Students, calling themselves the Third World Liberation Front 2016, said in a May 2 statement that they would begin a hunger strike to reiterate their demands and to protest the suspension of hiring two black professors.

The full text of the agreement can be read at http://president.sfsu.edu.

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