Lecturer Jeffrey Saperstein Proposes Harvey Milk Mural at SF State

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

J. (SAN FRANCISCO) -- With the Leila Khaled webinar and anti-Israel panel on September 23, once again San Francisco State University has made international news as a hotbed and locus of radical anti-Zionist and antisemitic fervor. The Jewish community is playing defense in reaction to another egregious example of accommodation to a small but vocal group that espouses hostility and intolerance.

I have been a lecturer at SFSU since 1995, in both the College of Business and the College of Liberal & Creative Arts, and can attest that the vast majority of our students are at the university to improve their own lives. Many are the first generation in their family to go to college. ...

A mural of Harvey Milk, either to replace Edward Said or to be displayed adjacent, would be a positive proactive step we in the Jewish community should support. We should do this in partnership with LGBT organizations, so it is not perceived as a Jewish defensive reaction, but as a true San Francisco community statement of who we are when we are at our best.