Elaine Hagopian

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Elaine Hagopian

Elaine Hagopian is a Professor of Sociology, Simmons College. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.

Association of Arab American University Graduates

Founding member of the Association of Arab American University Graduates were Ibrahim Abu-Lughod, Ghada Talhami, Sofia Haddad, and Hassan Haddad, and Elaine Hagopian, [1]

Guardian ad, May 25, 1988, p. 9, National Day of Protest to End Israeli Occupation

A full-page ad appeared in the weekly Marxist-Maoist U.S. publication, the Guardian on May 25, 1988, page. 9 under the there of "National Day of Protest to End Israeli Occupation", calling on people to "Demonstrate" Saturday, June 4, 1988". Its themes were:

  • Stop the Killing, Beating, Imprisonment, and Expulsion of Palestinians
  • End the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza
  • Stop U.S. Funding of the Occupation

Demonstrations were scheduled for New York City, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco.

Endorsers included Elaine Hagopian , Simmons College.

Committees of Correspondence Conference 2002

At the Committees of Correspondence National Conference and Convention, July 25-28, 2002 San Francisco State University, the Plenary Panel and Discussion on War, Peace and Democracy consisted of;

Elaine Hagopian, Leslie Cagan, Rhonda Ramiro, Angela Davis September 11 and Bush’s “war on terrorism.” Response to increased militarism, Ashcroft’s attack on civil liberties, the role of the United Nations and other international bodies.[2]

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Elaine Hagopian, Simmons College, Retired, Boston, MA signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[3]

Free Ahmad Sa'adat

July 10th, 2009 International Association of Democratic Lawyers joined an appeal to UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon demanding that he and the United Nations uphold their responsibilities to protect the rights of Palestinian prisoners and secure their freedom.

The appeal was launched by the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat.

Well over 400 international organizations and individuals have supported this call. Signatories of the letter include youth, student and workers' unions, solidarity organizations, lawyers' associations, political parties, human rights groups, and numerous activists, academics and supporters of Palestine from around the world.

Ahmad Sa'adat, the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and a Palestinian national leader, is a leader in the Palestinian prisoners' movement. His recent hunger strike galvanized attention upon the prisoners' struggle. He is a living symbol of the oppression of the occupier and the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and the prisoners as they struggle for freedom, justice, liberation and return.

Signatories included Prof. Emerita Elaine Hagopian, Simmons College.[4]


  1. Homeland Insecurity: The Arab American and Muslim American Experience After ...By Louis A. Cainkar Notes page 285]
  2. [The Corresponder Vol 10, number 1, June 2002 http://www.cc-ds.org/pub_arch/CorresponderX1-2.pdf]
  3. Open Letter to Obama on Iran
  4. http://iadllaw.org/en/node/409[IADL joins appeal to protect rights of Palestinian prisoners July 10th, 2009]