Whose Narrative? 20 Years since September 11, 2001

Saturday, September 11, 11 AM Pacific
Livestream at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd0lDqc9N_

JVP Bay Area is a cosponsor of this roundtable discussion, part of Teaching Palestine.

Moderated by renowned historian Dr. Robin D. G. Kelley, this inaugural roundtable kicks off a semester-long intergenerational conversation that challenges the exceptionalization of 9/11/2001; legitimization of “war on terror” and other imperialist wars and interventions; justification of the “Security” State, and promotion of hypermasculinity and a colonial gender and sexualized order of modernization and “civilization.”

For more information contact AMEDStudies@gmail.com

Twenty Years after 9/11: Islamophobia and the politics of Empire 

Friday, September 10, 2 PM Pacific
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In Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire, leading scholar Deepa Kumar traces the history of Islamophobia from the 16th century to the “War on Terror.” In the twenty years since 9/11, she writes, Islamophobia has functioned in the United States both as a set of coercive policies and as a body of ideas that take various forms: liberal, conservative, and rightwing.

This particular form of bigotry continues to have horrific consequences not only for people in Muslim-majority countries who become the targets of an endless War on Terror, but for Muslims and those who “look Muslim” in the West as well. Importantly, Kumar contends that Islamophobia is not simply religious intolerance or the reaction of an empire in crisis; it must be recognized instead as racism—the kind that manifests in mass surveillance, arbitrary arrests, and deportation, much like other forms of centuries-old systemic racism. And this anti-Muslim racism in turn sustains empire.

Kumar will be joined by Noura Erakat, Naomi Klein, Jasbir Puar, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor for a discussion of all the ways these racist ideas have been stoked since 9/11, and what we can do to oppose them.

Palestine / Israel 101
Register for a free 7 week online workshop by JVP Bay Area

Wednesdays, Sept 29 to Nov 10
6:30 - 8:00 pm
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Do you want to become a more effective advocate for justice, equality and peace in Palestine/Israel, but feel you lack knowledge on the subject? This 7-session course from JVP Bay Area, now in its 5th year, is designed to give what you need.

This Zoom workshop will be held on Wednesday evenings, Sept 29 - Nov 10, from 6:30-8:00pm Pacific. (Note: first session on Sept 29 only will run 6:30-8:30 pm).

Classes incorporate lecture, chat discussion, video, speakers, and Q&A opportunities, exploring topics such as antisemitism and Zionism, the Nakba, the occupation and current conditions in Palestine, the U.S. role in the "peace process", and Palestinian resistance.


Jewish Voice for Peace is a national membership organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all the people of Israel and Palestine.  Become a JVP member today.

Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area

P.O. Box 589,  Berkeley CA 94701 USA
ph: ‭(510) 255-0058‬



Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area

P.O. Box 589,  Berkeley CA 94701 USA
ph: 510 255 0058