May 14, UCLA: Nakba Today – An Ongoing Process of Settler Colonialism w/Drs. Rabab Abdulhadi and Linda Quiquivix

Please join Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, and many organizations at UCLA and throughout the Los Angeles area to commemorate 71 years of Al-Nakba with these important presetntations.

Tuesday, May 14
5:30 pm
Haines Hall 352
Facebook event:

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Please note that this event is open to the broader community as well as university students, faculty and staff!

Join us for a talk organized by UCLA students to center an analysis of Palestinian indigeneity while advancing a globally-oriented consciousness of anti-colonial struggles for justice in Palestine, in the Americas, and beyond.

Graduate Students for Justice in Palestine – UCLA
Eagle and the Condor Liberation Front – UCLA
Students for Justice in Palestine – UCLA
Jewish Voice for Peace
UCLA Graduate Students Association
Al-Awda – The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Muslim Student Association at UCLA
Institute on Inequality and Democracy
CAIR California – Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter
UCLA Campus Life – Student Affairs

Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi is an internationally-known scholar and a distinguished professor and researcher who continuously supports community development and student engagement alongside her extensive academic work and publication and teaching schedule. She is the Director and Senior Scholar in the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas and Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies/Race and Resistance Studies at the historic College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University. Before joining SFSU, she served as the first director of the Center for Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. She is a Policy Advisor for Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian independent think tank, and serves on the International Advisory Board of World Congress of Middle East Studies where she chairs its International Committee.

Her scholarship, pedagogy and public activism focuses on Palestine, Arab and Muslim communities and their diasporas, race and resistance studies, transnational feminisms, and gender and sexuality studies. She co-organized and led the first Indigenous and Women of Color Feminist Delegation to Palestine and has since led other delegations, such as the 2014 Academic and Labor Delegation and the 2016 US Prisoner, Labor and Academic Delegation. She has been subjected to a relentless new McCarthyist and bullying campaign launched by a pro-Israel network that seeks to silence and intimidate her and dismantle the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies and advocacy for justice in/for Palestine at San Francisco State University. Learn more about Prof. Abdulhadi’s case here:

Dr. Linda Quiquivix is a geographer and interdisciplinary social scientist concerned with the afterlives of 1492. Her areas of research are black and indigenous land struggles, knowledge production, and capitalism’s human/non-human split. She takes cartography and agriculture as lenses onto these questions. She received a doctorate in geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012 and held the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University from 2012-2014.

Her current book manuscript, Palestine and the Wretched of Empire: Race, Cartography, and the Afterlives of 1492, traces the uses of cartography in Israel/Palestine to show how struggles for self-determination replicate relations of domination when the world of empire becomes the starting point for politics.

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