Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis and the Indivisibility of Justice

Host/Sponsor: 
Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies, College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University
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Timeslot: 
Abstract: 
This panel bring together colleagues from different disciplines and teaching locations to historicize and contextualize teaching Palestine in its multiple manifestations and nuanced dialectics while also providing a much needed space to think through how to teach, design syllabi, move between the inside of the classroom and the outside of campus, and above all hold ourselves accountable to a complex, nuanced and exciting intellectual line of inquiry.
Panel Track: 
Teach-in on Palestine: Colonialism, Resistance and Justice
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Michelle
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Hartman
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Islamic Studies Institute, McGill University
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Rabab
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Abdulhadi
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
San Francisco State University
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Rabab Abdulhadi is Senior Scholar in Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies and Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies/Race and Resistance Studies and Affiliated Graduate Faculty in the Sexuality Studies Program at San Francisco State University. She is co-founder and editorial board member of the Islamophobia Studies Journal; co-editor of Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence and Belonging; co-author of Mobilizing Democracy: Changing US Policy in the Middle East and academic and public intellectual in Arabic and English. Abdulhadi is co-Chair of Feminists for Justice in Palestine, National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA); a founding member of California Scholars for Academic Freedom and the U.S. Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel USACBI). Abdulhadi is a member of Policy Advisors of Al-Shabaka and the International Advisory Board of the World Congress of Middle East Studies (WOCMES). She is a co-founder and member of the Palestinian International Coordinating Committee and the U.S. Coordinator of the Campaign to Repeal 100 Years of the Balfour Declaration. She co-founded the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS), the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) and the Union of Palestinian Women’s Association in North America (UPWA). Abdulhadi has organized several delegations to Palestine including the first Indigenous and Women of Color Feminist Delegation to Palestine (2011); the 2014 Academic and Labor Delegation and the 2016 US Prisoner, Labor and Academic Delegation.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Susan R.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Greene
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Director, Art Forces
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Susan Greene is an interdisciplinary artist, educator and clinical psychologist. Through public art and media Greene’s practice navigates borders, decolonization, environmental justice and memory. Greene’s current work explores the augmentation of site-specific murals using analogue and digital technologies that provide easy access to contextual data and facilitates viewer engagement and connection. Greene conducts research on the intersections of trauma, creativity, resilience and resistance. In 2001, she founded and directs Art Forces, a multimedia project that spans streets of Oakland CA to refugee camps in Palestine and Lebanon.
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Khury
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Peterson-Smith
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Black4Palestine
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator First Name: 
Tami
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Last Name: 
Gold
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Hunter College-CUNY, film studies
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Rabab
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Abdulhadi
 

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