We have just received word that, on advice from his counsel, Professor Salaita will not be speaking at UIC. Although we regret we won’t be able to support him in person, the GEO stands in solidarity with Professor Salaita. His case has revealed our University’s failure to abide by the standards of academic freedom and shared governance foundational to higher education.
Professor Salaita has several other speaking events in the Chicago area through out the week so if you’re interested, here are the following times and places:
** Tuesday, October 7 – University of Chicago, 5:30 PM at the International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th Street. With remarks by grassroots West Bank activist Basem Tamimi and the Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah. https://www.
** Wednesday, October 8 – Columbia College, 7 PM, 600 S. Michigan Ave, Room 101, Ferguson Lecture Hall. Joining Prof. Salaita will be Professors Iymen Chehade, and Dr. Peter Kirstein! https://www.
** Thursday, October 9 – DePaul University, 4 PM, O’Connell Hall Rm 360 (1036 W. Belden Ave). https://www.facebook.