Solidarity Statements

#NoSanctionsonIran: Digital Activism and Iran Solidarity Politics, By Niki Akhavan and Sima Shakhsari

March 15, 2021

Take Action! Join the Global Day of Action on March 21, 2021 beginning 12pm CST. Join the Global Day of Action by sharing #NoSanctionsOnIran on your social media. Join the Deadly Iran Sanctions: Lessons Learned from Iraq and Palestine Webinar on March 16th, 3 PM EST. This interview originally appeared on Jadaliyya. Jadaliyya: Sanctions have been…

Call‌ ‌to‌ ‌Action:‌ ‌No‌ ‌Sanctions‌ ‌on‌ ‌Iran‌ ‌Video‌ ‌Campaign, by the No Sanctions on Iran Project‌

January 25, 2021

We are a group of feminist Iranian-American scholars, students, activists, and artists who are concerned about the deadly effects of the U.S. sanctions on the Iranian people.  The brunt of economic sanctions are borne by ordinary Iranians. For over a decade, lack of access to medicine and the environmental effects of the sanctions have debilitated…


An important partnership that supports AGITATE!’s work is that with the Imagining Transnational Solidarities Research Circle (ITSRC). ITSRC is a research collaborative that works to: (a) deepen our understanding of violence against refugees, immigrants, and U.S. communities of color, and recognize our own complicities and responsibilities in relation to it; and (b) help create just futures for those whose humanity is undermined by laws and sentiments that justify such violence. One of the core questions that guides ITSRC across sites of scholarship, activism, and art is whether Islamophobic violence is an isolated event that has emerged after September 11, 2001 in the “global north,” or whether Islamophobia as a part and parcel of colonialism, settler colonialism, and the rise of the security state in the global south and the global north alike. ITSRC grapples intersectionally with relationships between settler colonialism in the Americas, colonialism in South Asia, and settler colonialism and imperialism in the Southwest Asia and North Africa (Middle East). AGITATE! works in close partnership with ITSRC.


AGITATE! Feminist Knowledge Production Workshop Series: Spring 2023

January 30, 2023

AGITATE! Journal invites you to a series of virtual workshops and discussions hosted in conjunction with the “Feminist Knowledge Production” seminar taught by Professor Richa Nagar in the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota. *All events require registration and have limited capacity.*   February 9: Feminisms, Translations, Solidarities: A…

Feminisms, Translations, Solidarities: A workshop with the translators and editors of ‘The Purple Color of Kurdish Politics’

January 2, 2023

Join us for a workshop with the editors and translators of the The Purple Color of Kurdish Politics on February 9, 2023, Thursday, 2:00 to 3:30pm US Central Time | 11:00pm to 12:30am Turkish Time.  Register here: The Purple Color of Kurdish Politics (Pluto Books, 2022) is a one-of-a-kind collection of prison writings from more…

Woman Life Freedom: A Conversation on the Protests in Iran

September 27, 2022

Please join the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota for a conversation with Professors Minoo Moallem, Fatemeh Sadeghi, and Yalda Hamidi about the protests in Iran. The panelists will address circumstances that have led to the protests, politics of representation, and feminist organizing in Iran. This event is co-sponsored…


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