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First Peoples, Palestine, and the Crushing of Free Speech

5 January 2015 2359 Views

Monday, January 12 at 7:30pm
SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Segal Rooms; Vancouver, BC
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Wednesday, January 14 at 5:00pm
Coach House at Green College, UBC; 6201 Cecil Green Park Road (off NW Marine Drive, opposite Chan Centre and Rose Parkade)
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A talk by Professor Steven Salaita, who is at the centre of an international protest against academic censorship.

Salaita, author of six books and many articles, was “unhired” from a tenured position in American Indian studies at the University of Illinois when donors pressured the university because of Salaita’s tweets on his personal Twitter account about the Gaza massacre this past summer.

Because this action is widely recognized as part of a broad effort to silence voices for Palestinian rights and justice, and as one incident in the long history of colonial treatment of indigenous peoples, the case has attracted international attention.

Salaita’s books will be available at this event.

Co-sponsored by:
CanPalNet
Canada-Palestine Association
Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures, SFU
BIAC (Boycott Israeli Apartheid Coalition)
UNJPPI (United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel)
Building Bridges Vancouver
Independent Jewish Voices – Vancouver
Institute for the Humanities, SFU
SFU English Department
SPHR-UBC (Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights)
Critical Race and Postcolonial Feminist Theory Group-UBC
Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church-Vancouver

Steven Salaita & Academic Censorship“: an interview on Voice of Palestine

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