November 14, Online ASA Panel: Truth to Power and Power’s Untruth: Challenging Silencing Strategies in the Palestinian Struggle

The following event is part of the American Studies Association’s “Freedom School”, its virtual annual meeting.  ASA has now listed this course on their online program.
The event will be streamed live on YouTube here:

Saturday, November 14
1:00 pm Pacific/4:00 pm Eastern
YouTube Livestream:

An American Studies Association Freedom Course Supporting Palestinian liberation in the US necessitates, to quote Edward Said’s famous phrase, speaking “the truth to power.” But it is also fundamental to recognize and challenge the different justifications that institutions use to silence, censor and repress activist and academic efforts in support of the Palestinian struggle.

When it comes to the question of Palestine, speaking “truth to power” is thus indissociable from being attuned to power’s various “untruths.” This ASA Freedom Course brings together scholars, academics, journalists and legal experts a report-back and skill-share about some of the latest attempts to silence Palestine speech in activism and academia, with panelists also making recommendations about how to continue moving forward in liberation-focused intellectual praxis and activism in spite of multi-scalar forms and tactics of repression.

Speakers will include:

Rabab Abdulhadi, Professor, Director of Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) Studies program, San Francisco State University

Rani Allan, Law Student, George Washington University

Nora Barrows-Friedman, journalist, Electronic Intifada

Zoha Khalil, attorney, Palestine Legal

Tomomi Kinukawa, Professor, Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University

David Lloyd, Professor, English and Ethnic Studies, University of California, Riverside

Bill Mullen, Professor Emeritus, American Studies, Purdue University

Co-moderators: Keith Feldman and Omar Zahzah

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