CCR Client Steven Salaita Speaking Tour in NY/NJ Nov 17-20


Add to My Calendar Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00am


CCR client Steven Salaita will be in New York and New Jersey for a speaking series, and we invite you to join us to support him.

CCR, along with the Chicago civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy, is representing Professor Steven Salaita, whose appointment to a tenured faculty position in the American Indian Studies program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – for which he had resigned from another tenured teaching position and was preparing to move – was terminated following his public tweets criticizing the Israeli government's recent actions in Gaza.  Salaita's termination, which functions as a penalty for his speech on an issue of public concern, constitutes “viewpoint discrimination,” a violation of the First Amendment, and also threatens academic freedom by punishing a faculty member for speaking as a citizen on a critical issue.

Professor Steven Salaita NJ/NY Tour

The Firing of Professor  Steven Salaita: Silencing Dissent
When: Monday, November 17th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Robeson Student Center, 350 ML King Jr. Blvd, Rutgers Newark
By: Newark Students for Justice in Palestine

Silencing Dissent: The University vs. Academic Freedom featuring Steven Salaita
When: Monday, November 17th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Women and Gender Studies 152 Ryders Lane, Douglass Campus Center for Middle East Studies, Rutgers New Brunswick
By: AAUP-AFT, African Middle East and South Asian Languages and Literature, Women and Gender Studies, Journalism and Rutgers SJP

The Case of Professor Steven Salaita: Academic Freedom vs. The University
When: Monday, November 17th from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Betts Auditorium Architecture Building, Princeton University
By: Princeton Committee on Palestine and the Program in Near Eastern Studies

The Firing of Professor Steven Salaita: Attack on Academic Freedom
When: Tuesday, November 18th from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Where: Staten Island CUNY, Building 1S, Room 115, 2800 Victory Blvd
By: Staten Island Students for Justice in Palestine

Inter/Nationalism: Encountering Palestine In American Studies
When: Tuesday, November 18th from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Where: New York University, Room TBD
By: American Studies, Kevorian Center, NYU Students for Justice in Palestine

Steven Salaita: Scholarship Exiled: Threats to Academic Freedom & Activism on University Campuses
When: Wednesday, November 19th from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Where: The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th St
By: New School Students for Justice in Palestine

Comparative Indigeneities: Dispossession, Belonging and Human Rights in Palestine and Puerto Rico
When: Wednesday, November 19th at 5:15-7:15 p.m
Where: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall room 104

Silencing Dissent: A Panel Discussion
When: Thursday, November 20th at 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn, RSVP here for location information

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November 20, 2014