Co-hosted by the Social Theory Centre & the Centre for the Studies of Women & Gender
The Palestine teach-in aimed to deepen understanding of the spring/summer 2021 events in Palestine by placing them in a longer historical context.
Israel's 11-day bombardment of the Gaza strip in May once again brought public attention to the most visible forms of oppression and violence to which Palestinians are subjected. The aim of this teach-in was to deepen understanding of what is happening in Palestine by placing events in a longer historical context of settler-colonialism, dispossession, resistance and mobilisation.
The speakers critically assessed the ways in which Palestine has been framed in Western academia, highlighting the need for a decolonial and emancipatory engagement with Palestine as a global struggle for justice and liberation.
Speakers (Please click on talk titles to access video clips)
Dr. Nicola Pratt (Chair), Reader, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick - Introductions
Ashjan Ajour, Researcher, University of Leicester - A View from Gaza
Hadeel Himmo, student, University of Warwick - Censoring Palestine
Ayyash, Mark, 2021 'Building from the Rubble', The Baffler. 19 May
Tatour, Lana 2021 'Why calling Israel an apartheid state is not enough', 18 January