Upcoming Events

Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis and the Indivisibility of Justice

An International Symposium Call for Proposals

Date: July 16-22, 2018
Location: World Congress of Middle East Studies (WOCMES), Seville, Spain
Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2018

Initiated by the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies at San Francisco State University and co-sponsored by several Palestinian and international academic and intellectual institutions, the international symposium on Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis and the Indivisibility of Justice will be convened during the World Congress of Middle East Studies (WOCMES), in Seville, Spain, July 16-20, 2018.

The symposium is part of AMED Studies’ multi-site and multi-year project on Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis and the Indivisibility of Justice. It builds on fall 2016-spring 2017 Conversations on Palestine: Colonialism, Racism and Justice, held at and in collaboration with the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at CUNY Graduate Center; spring 2017 Teach-in on Palestine at the Left Forum in New York City on June 3, 2027; the Thematic Conversation at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) on November 19, 2017; the international conferences at Birzeit, An-Najah National and other Palestinian universities and (research centers in Palestine in March 2018); as well as several other symposia, conferences, and seminars at other international locations.

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Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis and the Indivisibility of Justice

An International Conference Call for Proposals

Date: March 12-30, 2018
Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2017

  • Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies, San Francisco State University, USA
  • Ibrahim Abu Lughod Institute for International Studies, Birzeit University, Palestine
  • Institute of Women Studies, Birzeit University, Palestine
  • Additional Palestinian and International Academic and Research Institutions

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Fall 2016 Public Speaking Series

Please consider attending the public lecture event Occupation, Settlements and the Youth Resistance Movement: Hebron and Beyond. Monday, October 24, 2016, 5-6:30 pm at the SF State Cesar Chavez Student Center-Rigoberta Menchu Hall.

Issa Amro will be joined by Mustafa Sheta of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin. The Theatre's mission is to foster creativity and independent thinking in the youth of the Jenin refugee camp, who must confront both military occupation and a traditional society; its cultural work is also a form of resilience and resistance.

Report Back from Palestine Prisoner and Labor Solidarity Delegation

Sunday, June 12 at 3 PM- 5PM, East Side Arts Alliance, Oakland

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May Day 2016: Work Under Colonialism and the Politics of Solidarity in Palestine and USA

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., SFSU Library, Room 121

Poster for May 4, 2016 Event


From Oakland to Palestine: Prisons, Repression and Resistance

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., SFSU Library, Room 121

Group of people from "Oakland to Palestine" event

(PLEASE NOTE: Affiliations are for identification purposes only)

Emory Douglas, Former Minister of Culture, Black Panthers Party

Diana Block, California Coalition for Women Prisoners

Anna Henry, California Coaliition for Women Prisoners

Rachel Herzing, Co-Founder, Critical Resistance

Manuel La Fontaine, All of Us or None

Claude Marks, Freedom Archives

Isaac Ontiveros, Member, Critical Resistance

Jaime Veve, Labor for Palestine

Moderared by Professor Rabab Abdulhadi

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Palestine and Puerto Rico: Colonialism, Decolonization and Self-Determination with Jaime Veve and Manuel La Fontaine

Wednesday, April 6, 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., SFSU Library, Room 121

This public educational event will begin with excerpts from films on Puerto Rico and include presentations by two members of the U.S. Prison, Labor and Academic Delegation to Palestine that just returned to the U.S., Former Young Lords Party Member Jaime Veve and SF State Alumnus Manuel La Fontaine.

Decolonizing Feminisms: Grounding Gender, Sexual and Gender Justice (Women’s Herstory Month)

Group of Women on the post of Women's Herstory Month Event

Jam for Justice

Friday, March 4, 2016, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St., San Francisco

The poster for "Jam For Justice" Event

Join us for an evening of world music, poetry and dance and celebrate the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies Program. The Jam for Justice will feature Pezhham Akhavass (Tombak), Al-Juthoor Dabke Ensemble, George Lammam (Violin), Genny Lim (Poetry), Hafez Modirzadeh (Saxophone), Guillermo Alejandro Murguia (Poetry), Naima Shalhoub (Solo Singer) and Lorene Zarou-Zouzounis (Poetry). The event will be held at the March 4, 2016, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., at the Mission Cultural Center located at 2868 Mission St., San Francisco, CA, 94110.

Day of Remembrance 2016: Criminalizing Communities, Building Solidarities: Arabs, Asians and Muslims – Then and Now

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building, Room 116

Enemy Alien Film Screening & Karen Korematsu, daughter of the late Fred Korematsu speaking. Followed by roundtable discussion with Reverend Michael Yoshii, Community Activist Grace Shimizu and Professors Rabab Abudlhadi and Wesley Ueunten.Sponsored by Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies and Asian American Studies.

Black Liberation, Black Power, BlackLivesMatter: From Oakland to Gaza

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 4:00 - 7:30 pm, SFSU Library, Room 121

Phil Hutchings, Past President of SNCC

Black Liberation, Black Power: The History of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Civil Rights Movement

Jaime Veve, Former Young Lords Party Member and Oceanhill-Brownsville High School Student Activist

Oceanhille-Brownsville, the Bronx, and the 1960s Black & Puerto Rican Struggles for self-Determination

Rabab Abdulhadi, Senior Scholar, AMED Studies, & Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies

From Ferguson to Palestine: Historicizing Black Solidarity with Palestine

Loss of Land and Life

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Palestinian American Coalition, AMED Studies and GUPS proudly host Mayor Ahmed Sokkar, Mayor and head of Village Council of Wado Foquin, Mr. Shukri Radayda, Bethlehem Governorate, Palestine in an educational evening titled: Loss of Land and Life. The event will be held at San Francisco State University in the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building, Room 116 (EP 116). Visit Facebook Event Page.

Palestine, Iran and Syria Panel Discussion

November 18, 2015

AMED Studies' panel discussion, Palestine, Iran and Syria, will be part of SF State’s International Education Week. The panel, featuring Professors As’ad Abu Khalil, Mohammad Azadpur, Hatem Bazian and Rabab Abdulhadi, will be moderated by Peabody Award winning producer Jamal Dajani. The panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 7 - 9:45 p.m., at the SF State Library, Room 121. RSVP Online.

Palestinian Cultural Mural Anniversary & One-Woman-Play, Palestine, by Najla Said

November 5, 2015

AMED Studies, along with GUPS and ASI, invites you to the 8th anniversary of the Palestinian Cultural Mural honoring the late Professor Edward Said on Thursday, November 5, 5:30 p.m., at Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The event will feature the one-woman-play, Palestine, by Najla Said, Edward Said’s daughter. RSVP Online.

AMED and Arab Film Festival Present: Visions & “The Wanted 18”

October 21, 2015

The event will include screenings of Visions and The Wanted 18 film followed by a Q&A with the Director Amer Shomali. The visions program is a collection of AFF short films that re-imagine the narrative form in exciting and innovative ways. “The Wanted 18” is Palestine’s nomination to the 2016 Academy Awards. The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army’s pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared “a threat to the national security of the state of Israel.” More info about AFF at SFSU event.

Framing Gender and Sexual Justice in Arab and Muslim Communities: Queer Visions for Palestine

October 14, 2015

The panel will take place at SFSU Library, room 121. Speakers include Rabab Abdulhadi (SFSU AMED & Race and Resistance Studies) Evren Savci (SFSU Women and Gender Studies), Paola Bachetta (UC Berkeley Gender and Women Studies), Tinku Ishtiaq (Trikone: South Asian LGBTQ & QUIT), Chris Lymbertos (AROC & SWANABAQ). More about the Framing Gender and Sexual Justic.

1492: Colonialism, Racism and Islamophobia from Andalusia to War on “Terror

October 7, 2015

Film Screening/excerpts from the documentaries "Forget Baghdad" and BBC's "History of Islam in Europe" followed by discussion. The event will take place 4-6:30 pm, at the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center (ROMC), Cesar Chavez Student Center, San Francisco State University.

Open Classroom: The Global COINTELPRO and the War on Terror

September 30, 2015.

Screening of "COINTELPRO 101" and "Lives in Exile: Immigrants and First Amendment Rights" followed by a panel discussion with Claude Marks (Freedom Archive), Lara Kiswani (Arab Resources and Organizing Center), Liza Jackson (Palestine Legal), Jaime Veve (Puerto Rican anti-war activist and labor organizer), Toby Kramer *( International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network IJAN). More about the Fall 2015 COINTELPRO open classroom.

AMED Courses Fall 2015

August 1, 2015.

Reception to Celebrate AMED Minor & Accomplishments

April 14, 2015

Please join SF State President Les Wong, College of Ethnic Studies Dean Kenneth Monteiro and Associate Professor Rabab Abdulhadi to celebrate the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies Initiative's accomplishments with staff, students and supporters. Read more about AMED Minor Reception, you may also watch a recording of the reception on AMED's youtube channel.

Proudly Announcing Edward Said Scholarship at SFSU

April 8, 2015

This fund is named in honor of Edward Said, a Palestinian American literary theorist and public intellectual who helped found the critical-theory field of Post-colonialism and was a champion of justice for and in Palestine. Read more about Edward Said Scholarship at SFSU

Call for Papers: Third World, Indigenous and Anti-Colonial Queer and Feminist International Solidarities

April 6, 2015

A volume co-edited by Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi (San Francisco State University), Anna M. Agathangelou (York University), Paola Bacchetta (University of California, Berkeley) and Tamara Lea Spira (Western Washington University).

Global COINTELPRO and War on Terror: 9/11/2001, McCarthyism, and Disciplinary Mechanisms

March 30, 2015

Join AMED for an open classroom with film screening of "COINTELPRO 101" and "Voices in Exile: Immigrants and 1st Amendment Right" followed by panel discussion with scholars, community activists and moderated by Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, AMED, SFSU. Read more about the Global COINTELPRO event.

Resistance & Solidarity: Feminist Perspective of the Palestinian Israeli Conflict

March 12, 2015

Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi and Dr. Simona Sharoni met over twenty five years ago and have collaborated over the years on multiple scholarly and activist projects. Aside from sharing a life commitment to the struggle of peace and justice in Palestine, these two prominent feminist scholars have made contributions to other struggles for social, gender and sexual justice in the academy as well as at other international and North American sites. Read more about resistance and solidarity event.

AMED and the Center for Political Education in San Francisco Present “Colonialism, Imperialism and Resistance"

March 12, 2015

The Center for Political Education and the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED) will hold a five week class comparatively examining Third World liberation movements in Africa, Latin America, and the Arab World and reviewing debates about postcolonial studies and the relevance of such intellectual projects to the postcolonial world. Read more about AMED and CPE course.

AMED Courses Winter and Spring 2015

January 6, 2015.

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