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Solidarity Statements

Statement in Support of the Iranian People’s Protests

October 10, 2022

By Faculty and Students at the University of Minnesota As faculty and graduate students at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, we stand in solidarity with the Iranian people who are outraged by the mysterious death of Mahsa (Jina) Amini, a 22-year old Kurdish woman, who was killed while in the custody of the Iranian…

Statement in Support of Bilkis Bano’s Continuing Struggle For Justice!

August 24, 2022

This statement was released on 18 September 2022 by a number of civil rights and social justice organizations (listed below) as well as activists and citizens. AGITATE! stands in solidarity with Bilkis Bano and the organizations, groups, and individuals who are agitating with her. 20 YEARS AFTER HORRIFIC GANG-RAPE AND MASS MURDERS IN GUJARAT, ABOUT…

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

Conversations on Tamil Feminist Theater, hosted by Marappachi Theater (Part 1)

August 31, 2020

This is the first installment in a two-part series on Tamil Feminist Theater We live in a time when conflict and destruction are no longer the exception but the norm. It may be natural disasters or conflicts created by State and non-state institutions and individuals. It often feels like a dark cloud is looming over…

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