Public Lecture: First Peoples, Palestine, and the Crushing of Free Speech

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 00:30

Public lecture by Steven Salaita in the Segal Rooms.

Monday, January 12, 2015, 7:30pm–9:30pm, Segal Rooms, SFU Harbour Centre

Co-sponsored by the Seriously Free Speech Committee, CanPalNet, Canada-Palestine Assocation, 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, SFU English Department, SPHR-UBC (Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights), Critical Race and Postcolonial Feminist Theory Group-UBC, and Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church-Vancouver

Professor Salaita is at the centre of an international protest against academic censorship. Author of six books and many articles, he 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.

Note: Salaita’s books will be available at this event.

Room 1600, SFU Harbour Centre
515 W. Hastings
Vancouver , BC
49° 17' 2.9976" N, 123° 6' 43.524" W
British Columbia CA

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