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Roundtable Discussion: Witnessing Genocide in Palestine

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

On Tuesday, April 23rd at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books and UBC Public Humanities in gathering for a roundtable discussion on the theme: “Witnessing Genocide in Palestine” with scholars Brenna Bhandar, Adel Iskander, Jasbir K. Puar, and André Elias Mazawi.

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada.

Venue & Accessibility

The event will be hosted at the Massy Arts Gallery, at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver. We are located in the former MING WO building.

Registration is free and required for entrance. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/roundtable-discussion-witnessing-genocide-in-palestine-tickets-871420792047?aff=oddtdtcreator

The gallery is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site.

Please refrain from wearing scents or heavy perfumes.

For more on accessibility including parking, seating, venue measurements and floor plan, and how to request ASL interpretation please visit: massyarts.com/accessibility

Covid Protocols: Masks keep our community safe and are mandatory (N95 masks are recommended as they offer the best protection). We ask if you are showing symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.

About the panelists:

Brenna Bhandar (UBC) works as an educator on the unceded and ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations. She is author of Colonial Lives of Property: Law, Land and Racial Regimes of Ownership (Duke University Press: 2018); and co-editor with Rafeef Ziadah of Revolutionary Feminisms: Conversations on Collective Action and Radical Thought (Verso, 2020).

Adel Iskandar (SFU) is Associate Professor of Global Communication. His work deals with media, identity and politics. Iskandar’s engaged participatory research includes supporting knowledge production through scholarly digital publishing such as “Jadaliyya” and academic podcasting such as “Status.” His community research agenda involves showcasing local grassroots participatory creative production by communities in the Middle East to confront the rise of extremism.

Jasbir K. Puar (UBC) is the author of the award-winning books The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (2017) and Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (2007). Her articles have been published in journals such as Social Text and South Atlantic Quarterly, mainstream venues such as Al-Jazeera and The Guardian, and translated into more than 15 languages.

André Elias Mazawi (UBC) serves as Professor in the Faculty of Education. His academic interests are in the areas of the cultural politics of schooling and higher education, the intersections between colonialism and education, with particular attention to the effects of privatization and geopolitics on schooling and educational policies, school governance, and school-higher education restructuring in the Arab region.

About the moderator:

Cait McKinney (SFU) works broadly in the field of queer media studies that centres the work of queer people and their visions of justice and methodological and theoretical approaches to media studies that draw from queer theory. They focus primarily on how queer social movements use digital technologies to share information and consider how queer information activism helps us rethink issues of accessibility, data-management, and participation in networked media environments.


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