February 8, 2010

  • Michael Oren, Israeli ambassador to the United States, speaks at University of California-Irvine.
  • At the event, 11 students interrupt his speech to speak against the injustices committed by the speaker and his propaganda.
  • Students receive death threats and other hateful, racist comments during event.
  • Although the students leave peacefully, they are arrested and threatened with academic punishment.

February 15, 2010

  • A petition to Chancellor Drake, Dean Chemerinsky, and others, is written in efforts to drop all criminal charges against those now known as the “Irvine 11.”
  • In addition to criminal charges, the Irvine 11 are also threatened with suspension and expulsion.
  • Straight from Palestine, the Irvine 11 receive a letter of support from Omar Qassis of Birzeit University: “What you did was an expression that helped us inside Palestine feel proud, helped us feel united as a people, and helped us feel strong. You stood in the face of our oppressors and refused to let him whitewash the atrocities of his government, you refused to let him justify the murder of our civilians and children, the destruction of our cities, refugee camps and villages. What I am intending to say is, thank you. Thank you for standing up for Palestinian right to education, thank you for standing up for justice, thank you for risking your own educations and futures for the sake of others.”

February 17, 2010

  • President Obama speaks to a New Hampshire crowd regarding abortion, where he was interrupted by protestors. Obama says, “Let me just say this though. Some people got organized to do that. That’s part of the American tradition we are proud of. And that’s hard too, standing in the midst of people who disagree with you and letting your voice be heard.”
  • UCSD’s Associated Students unanimously pass a resolution condemning academic discipline of the UCI Eleven.

February 22, 2010

  • UCI Professors defend Irvine 11 by writing an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times and send a letter to Chancellor Drake.

February 23, 2010

  • UCLA Associated Students pass a resolution that condemns any action that is to be taken place against the Irvine 11.

March 6, 2010

  • A statement by Marya Bangee, a UCI alumna, is written to commend the support of  the Associated Students of the University of California, San Diego (ASUCSD), the Undergraduate Students Association Council of the University of California, Los Angeles (USAC), the Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley (ASUC), and the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) for passing resolutions condemning the draconian response of the UCI Administration and demanding that all academic charges be dropped against the Irvine 11.

March 15, 2010

  • Stand with the Eleven, an advocacy group for the Irvine 11, answers Ambassador Oren’s open letter, published in New University, a weekly UCI publication.

March 18, 2010

  • UC Berkeley’s student senate passes divestment resolution against the state of Israel.

May 27, 2010

  • The Muslim Student Union is suspended at the University of California Irvine as a punishment for the actions of the Irvine 11.
  • Lawyers appeal the decision.

August 31, 2010

  • Vice Chancellor Manuel Gomez reaffirmed the suspension of the Muslim Student Union, defeating the appeal.

September 2, 2010

  • The MSU at UCI is officially suspended.

December 31, 2010

  • The Muslim Student Union’s suspension ends.

February 7, 2011

  • The Irvine 11 are charged with two counts of misdemeanors by the Orange County District Attorney’s office

March 5, 2011

  • The Stand with the Eleven Campaign has a press conference and community call-for-action event in support of the Irvine 11 on March 5th, 2011 at the Islamic Institute of Orange County. Speakers included attorney Reem Salahi, Reverend Wilfredo Benitez, Rachel Roberts from the Jewish Voice for Peace, Hussam Ayloush from CAIR-LA, and Edina Lekovic from MPAC.

March 7, 2011

  • The Stand with the Eleven campaign releases a video that features supporters such as DJ Halal, Suhaib Webb, LowKey and Dr. Hatem Bazian.

March 11, 2011

  • The first court date for the Irvine 11. It was attended by over 150 community supporters and followed by a press conference.

March 12, 2011

  • The Stand with the Eleven Campaign sets up an offense/defense fund for the campaign with the Muslim Lawyers Fund of America (MLFA) where supporters can donate to the cause.

March 16, 2011

  • Two petitions are created, calling for the OC DA to remove himself from the case, and asking California’s Attorney General to take over the case.

April 9, 2011

  • Fundraising Dinner for the Irvine 11 at the Islamic Society of Corona-Norco. Speakers include: Dan Mayfield, Attorney for the Irvine 11; Imam Mustafa Umar, Associate Director of ISCN; Khalil Meek, Director of Muslim Legal Fund of America, and Dr. Ahmad Soboh, community leader.

June 16, 2011

  • The judge dismisses a Motion to Demur (dismiss) the case. The trial moves forward.

June 17, 2011

  • The Stand with the Eleven campaign and MLFA host a fundraiser with Dr. John Esposito to raise money for the legal costs of the case.

June 30, 2011

  • The judge will decide on the alleged misconduct by the District Attorney’s office. The defense has motioned for the DA’s Office to be removed from this case.
July 1, 2011
  • Due to the prosecution team’s misconduct in obtaining, reviewing and using these documents, the lead investigator and three of the attorneys (including a lead attorney) were removed from the case.
July 21, 2011
  • Charges against one of the Irvine 11, Hakim Kebir, are dropped due to the misconduct of the D.A.’s office and misuse of privileged information to bring charges against him. Mr. Kebir will do 40 hours of community service.
August 28, 2011
  • Mosques across Southern California were filled with worshipers echoing similar prayers showing support for the Irvine 11.
August 29, 2011
  • Irvine 11 trial begins.
September 19, 2011
  • In a press conference outside of the Orange County courthouse, various Southern California community leaders addressed the important impacts this trial had on the community, and what they hoped would come of this.
September 20, 2011
  • After a full two days of closing statements, the defense and prosecution rested their cases and finished their closing statements in the Irvine 11 trial.
September 23, 2011
  • After two days of deliberations, a jury rendered guilty verdicts for both misdemeanor counts against all ten students in the Irvine 11 trial.

September 25, 2011

  • Stand with the 11 Campaign co-sponsored a townhall meeting for the Irvine 11 titled, “Irvine 11 Townhall: Responding to the Verdict.” Speeches were given by the Irvine 11, the Irvine 11 Defense Team, Community Leaders, and Interfaith Representatives.

October 10, 2011

  • In solidarity with the Irvine 11, students in schools across the nation protested against the unjust conviction of the Irvine 11 for peacefully protesting on their campus.
October 18, 2011
  • The Associated Students of the University of California Irvine (ASUCI) unanimously passed a resolution in support of the Irvine 11′s freedom of speech and condemned the criminalization of peaceful protesters.


October 19, 2011


  • Irvine 11 defense attorneys filed notices of appeal to contest the students’ convictions.