Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire
Dr. Deepa Kumar
Associate Professor, Media Studies & Middle East Studies, Rutgers University
Author of Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike and Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire
Saturday, Mar. 2, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Rm. 1700, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Monday, Mar. 4, 12:30 – 2:00pm
UBC Student Union Building, Rm. 207 – 209
Monday, Mar. 4, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Conference Centre – Room A – Cedar4 Building 1205A
Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Surrey Campus 12666 72 Avenue
Tuesday, Mar. 5 – 12:30 – 2:00pm
Langara Community College, 100 W. 49th, Rm. C122
Dr. Kumar discusses how racism is as central to contemporary American imperialist policies now as it was when war was waged against North America’s original inhabitants. She explores historical encounters between Islam and the West, debunking the myth that these can be understood in terms of a “clash of civilizations”.
ORGANIZED BY Seriously Free Speech Committee – Vancouver. FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED BY the Hari Sharma Foundation; the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group; and the UBC Social Justice Committee. ENDORSED BY Afgans United for Justice; Boycott Israel Apartheid Committee; Canada Palestine Association; Canada Palestine Support Network; Critical Race and Postcolonial Feminist Theory Research Network; Independent Jewish Voices; Kwantlen University Critical Criminology Working Group; Siraat; South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD); UBC Colour Connected; UBC Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights Committee, Westcoast Sheen.