Monday, 17 April
Room 2343, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
337 Charles E Young Dr. E
Los Angeles, CA
April 17th is the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners and SJP at UCLA will be hosting Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi and Henry “Hank” Jones for a talk on the intersections between Black Americans and Palestinians regarding incarceration as a tool for their continued oppression, moderated by Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley.
Dr. Abdulhadi and Mr. Jones were members of The U.S. Prisoner, Labor and Academic Solidarity Delegation to Palestine in March of 2016. During their trip, they heard from a diverse group of Palestinians who resist executions, imprisonment, land confiscation, house demolitions, restrictions to water access and restriction of movement.
They will be speaking about: Israel as a colonial carceral state, colonial violence and indigenous resistance, Palestinian workers’ rights, the struggle for land and return, and anti-colonial cultures of resistance.
Join us for this talk, and bring your questions!
Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi is an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies/Race and Resistance Studies and the Senior Scholar of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative, at the 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. 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.
Hank Jones is an original member of the Black Panther Party. He is a former political prisoner and was recently targeted for political prosecution as one of the San Francisco 8. Jones has been a fighter for social justice and human rights most of his life. He has worked as an organizer with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Currently, he does human rights, social justice, and political prisoner advocacy work.
Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley is a Professor of History at UCLA. His research has explored the history of social movements in the U.S., the African Diaspora, and Africa; black intellectuals; music; visual culture; contemporary urban studies; historiography and historical theory; poverty studies and ethnography; colonialism/imperialism; organized labor; constructions of race; Surrealism, Marxism, nationalism, among other things. Dr. Kelley has writtern a series of book, and is currently working on a biography of journalist, social critic, adventurer, and activist Grace Halsel.