William Doo Auditorium (45 Willcocks Street, Toronto)
Abdel Razzaq Takriti
Palestine Studies Salon Lecture "Reframing Palestine: Towards an Anti-Colonial History"
This talk investigates how history was (ab)used to colonize Palestine and its people and to then justify and defend the expansion of this colonization. It subsequently explores the possibility of centering Palestinians in their own history, discussing the enabling potential of anti-colonial frameworks in retrieving the modern Palestinian experience.
Abdel Razzaq Takriti is the Mahmoud Darwish Visiting Professorial Chair of Palestinian Studies at Brown University. He normally resides in Houston, where he serves as the Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Arab History and the Founding Director of the Arab-American Educational Foundation Center for Arab Studies at the University of Houston.
5:30 - 6:30 PM: Exhibit of creative works by U of T students in CSE445 on themes including: Colonialism, Revolution, Memory and Third World Internationalism
6:30 - 7:30 PM: Keynote Lecture by Dr. Abdel Razzaq Takriti
* The event is sponsored by the Hearing Palestine Initiative and the Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity program.