Captive Revolution — Montréal launch

26 octobre 2014 | معتمد Palestine, Tadamon!, Events, Prisoners, Repression, Solidarity
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    Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System

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    photo ActiveStills : Palestinian women lead protest against the Prawer Plan
    Friday November 7th, 4-6pm
    McGill’s Institute of Islamic Studies
    3485 McTavish Street, 017 Morrice Hall (the “TNC”)
    venue is wheelchair accessible
    free admission and open to the public

    (facebook event)

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling presents the launch of Nahla Abdo’s latest book Captive Revolution: Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System.

co-sponsored by Qpirg McGill, Culture Shock, the Centre for Gender Advocacy, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, and Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights Concordia.

Nahla Abdo’s Captive Revolution seeks to break the silence on Palestinian women political detainees, providing a vital contribution to research on women, revolution, national liberation and anti-colonial resistance. The book examines Israel’s racism and settler colonial policies against Palestinian women political detainees in Israeli prisons and highlights the state’s specific targeting of women. Based on the stories of the women themselves, Abdo draws on a wealth of oral history and primary research to analyse Palestinian women’s anti-colonial struggle, their agency and their treatment as political detainees.

Join us for a book launch and discussion with Nahla Abdo.

Nahla Abdo’s Captive Revolution seeks to break the silence on Palestinian women political detainees, providing a vital contribution to research on women, revolution, national liberation and anti-colonial resistance. The book examines Israel’s racism and settler colonial policies against Palestinian women political detainees in Israeli prisons and highlights the state’s specific targeting of women. Based on the stories of the women themselves, Abdo draws on a wealth of oral history and primary research to analyse Palestinian women’s anti-colonial struggle, their agency and their treatment as political detainees.

‘With Captive Revolution, Nahla Abdo reveals just how much of the history of anti-imperialist struggles is absent when women – especially Palestinian women freedom fighters – are overlooked. In the process of reconstructing this history through testimonies of Palestinian women political detainees, Abdo offers us incisive critiques of orientalist feminisms and of the persistence of racism in the Israeli occupation of Palestine.’ – Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Nahla Abdo is an Arab feminist activist and Professor of Sociology at Carleton University. She has published extensively on women, racism, nationalism, and the State in the Middle East, with a special focus on Palestinian women.

this event has been endorsed by Qpirg Concordia, Tadamon!, McGill Student’s in Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, Independent Jewish Voices Canada, and Independent Jewish Voices Montreal.

for the entire Culture Shock Schedule, please visit qpirgmcgill.org/culture-shock. Culture Shock is an annual event series dedicated to exploring the myths surrounding immigrants, refugees, Indigenous peoples and communities of colour.

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