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Solidarity Statements

Save Lives: Make COVID19 Vaccines Equally Available to Iranians

December 22, 2020

We, the undersigned human rights and humanitarian organizations, call on all stakeholders to ensure people in Iran have swift, unencumbered, and equitable access to safe, effective, and affordable Covid-19 vaccines. We particularly call on the government of the United States to provide assurances to financial institutions that they will not be subject to US sanctions…

Dalit Lives Matter! A Cry to Rage Against the Horrifying Violence of Saffron Terror in India, by India Civil Watch

October 28, 2020

In Hathras, cops barricade a raped woman’s home, hijack her corpse, set it afire on a murderous night,deaf to her mother’s howling pain. In a land whereDalits cannot rule, they cannot rage, or even mourn.This has happened before, this will happen again.. . . .Sanatana, the only law of the land that’s in force,Sanatana, where…

Partnerships

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.

Events

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: https://umn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqduiupzkuHddpMkQCr3VcOg_pKCTYjq-J 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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