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Video: Taking Action for Palestine in Academic and Cultural Institutions

A seminar held at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University on 11 November 2024 with Ronit Lentin, Amani Haydar and myself, and chaired by Juan Francisco Salazar.

How do academics and cultural workers draw attention to the collusion by their institutions without falling into the trap of conspiratorialism? To discuss this, Ronit Lentin charts the historical and present-day involvement of Israeli academia in upholding the colonisation of Palestine. Amani Haydar looks at the link between interpersonal abuses and state-sanctioned abuses within feminist spaces, particularly those focused on interpersonal violence. Alana Lentin presents the current repression of anti-Zionist voices within academic institutions in several key locations with a focus on the adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism as a mechanism of colonial silencing. 

Alana Lentin