Cutting the Ties to Israeli Apartheid: Cultural and Academic Boycott
Speakers: Remi Kanazi, Mary-Jo Nadeau, Richard Fung
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: University of Toronto, OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor St. West
Hosted by Students Against Israeli Apartheid - a working group of OPIRG-Toronto
Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the editor of Poets For Palestine (Al Jisser Group, 2008). His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera English, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and BBC Radio. His poetry has taken him across North America, the UK, and the Middle East, and he recently appeared in the Palestine Festival of Literature as well as Poetry International. He is a recurring writer in residence and advisory board member for the Palestine Writing Workshop.
Mary-Jo Nadeau is a researcher/writer, and contract lecturer at University of Toronto Mississauga. She is a co-founder of Faculty for Palestine (F4P) and is active in the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA)
Richard Fung is a Toronto-based video artist, writer, theorist and an associate professor in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University. His work investigates topics ranging from colonialism, immigration, racism, homophobia, AIDS and to his own family history and experiences with diaspora. Richard is a public intellectual who has pushed forward the debates about queer sexuality, Asian identity and the uneasy borderlands of culture and politics.