Indigenous Peoples and Academic Freedom in the New Era of Civility
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
11am – 1pm
Lecture Hall I
The Evergreen State College
Free and Open to the Public
Salaita is a former Associate Professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In August 2014 the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign withdrew a formal offer of employment to Steven Salaita in response to his Twitter posts critical of Israel’s attack on Gaza that summer. This unprecedented move on the part of the university has drawn international attention to efforts to silence faculty and students on North American campuses for speaking in support of Palestinian human rights. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Salaita to its 2014 Influence List.
Steven Salaita is an independent scholar and author of six books including Israel’s Dead Soul (2011); Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader’s Guide (2011); The Holy Land in Transit: Colonialism and the Quest for Canaan (2006); and Anti-Arab Racism in the USA: Where It Comes from and What It Means for Politic (2006), winner of an Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights.
Join Students for Justice in Palestine at The Evergreen State College for an afternoon of spoken word with Remi Kanazi.
Lecture Hall I4 – 6pmThursday April 2, 2015 The Evergreen State College
followed by discussion
Remi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the editor of Poets For Palestine and the author of the collection of poetry, Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine. His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera English, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and BBC Radio.
His poetry has taken him across North America, the UK, and the Middle East, and he appeared in the Palestine Festival of Literature as well as Poetry International. He is a recurring writer in residence and advisory board member for the Palestine Writing Workshop.
Starring Charlotte Hemmings.
Hemmings is the daughter of iconic English actor David Hemmings (Blow Up, Gangs of New York, Gladiator) and she will be making her New York stage debut. Presented by Sawtooth Productions LLC.