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11/16 – Teach In: Contexts And Histories Of Palestinian Resistance

This weekly community teach-in series aims to bring scholars and organizers from within and outside CUNY together to deepen our understanding of the struggle for Palestinian liberation, past and present.

This fourth teach-in, titled ‘Contexts and Histories of Palestinian Resistance’ will feature a panel of speakers who work on various aspects of Palestinian resistance. They will each share something from their work that helps to contextualize and understand the current moment, followed by open discussion.

*Some food will be provided* though feel free to bring something potluck-style to add for dessert if you want to.

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Tareq Baconi is the president of the board of Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian policy network, and the book review editor for the Journal of Palestine Studies. He is the author of Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance (Stanford University Press, 2018). His writing has also appeared in the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books, and the Washington Post, among other places. He is frequently interviewed by media outlets around the world.


Charlotte Kates is the international coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network; an organizer with the Palestine Right to Return Coalition; and a graduate of Rutgers School of Law. Her writing on Palestine has appeared in Electronic Intifada, Mondoweiss, Jadaliyya and Jacobin, among other venues.


Nerdeen Kiswani is the founder and chair of Within Our Lifetime, a community-based Palestinian-led organization committed to revitalizing the diasporic Palestinian revolutionary spirit in pursuit of a free homeland. She is a graduate of CUNY Law School, where she was the class speaker, and has become an internationally renowned, tireless, and fearless spokesperson and activist for Palestinian liberation.

Thursday, November 16, 2023
Room 5414 and on zoom
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From the Center for Place, Culture and Politics