The Politics of Being Fabulous In The Holy Land, Chicago Lecture.

Posted: December 1, 2014 in Call to Action, Fight war and war mongers, for your reflection, knowledge is power, Solidarity

From our comrades in the Gay Liberation Network of Chicago. For our readers in the Chicago area this event sounds like it will be an event not to be missed. Many thanks to the GLN for co-sponsoring this event.

Wednesday December 3, 6:30 pm.

Loyola University, Cuneo Hall, Room 210

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This Wednesday night, the Gay Liberation proudly co-sponsors with Students For Justice in Palestine-Loyolaan event on the “pink-washing” of Israeli oppression of Palestinians — Sa’ed Atshan on “Tel Aviv Night Clubs & West Bank Check Points: The Politics of Being Fabulous in the Holy Land.”

This lecture will explore the various ways in which discussions of LGBTQ rights are used by defenders of the Israeli state to excuse Israel’s escalating oppression of Palestinians within the 1967 borders, the West Bank, and Gaza.

6:30 PM, Wednesday, December 3rd in Room 210 of Loyola University’sCuneo Hall (about 1/2 block north of Sheridan Road where it runs east-west south of the campus). Go here for map. Parking is available for a $7 flat rate at the parking structure located at Sheridan & Winthrop.

Sa’ed Atshan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Studies at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He holds a PhD (2013) and an MA (2010) in anthropology and Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University. He also received an MPP (2008) from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA (2006) from Swarthmore College.

Atshan has served as a Lecturer in Peace and Justice Studies for more than five years at Tufts University and he has earned four “distinction in teaching” and several advising and mentoring prizes from Harvard for his work as a head teaching fellow and resident tutor there. He has been awarded multiple graduate fellowships, including from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Woodrow Wilson National Foundation, Andrew Mellon Foundation, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. He is also the recipient of a Soros Fellowship for New Americans and a Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace.

He has worked for institutions including the American Civil Liberties Union, the UN High Commission on Refugees, Human Rights Watch, the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department, and the Government of Dubai. Atshan is also a member of Al-Qaws, an organization promoting LGBTQ Palestinian rights.

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