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Report Launch: Unveiling the Chilly Climate

October 12 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm EDT

IJV Presents:

Unveiling the Chilly Climate – The Suppression of Speech on Palestine in Canada

Report launch event

Wednesday, October 12th, 12pm ET

Join us for an online panel and report launch examining the weaponization of antisemitism and the suppression of speech on Palestine in Canada and around the world.

Speakers:

Prof. Saree Makdisi, Chair, Dept of English at UCLA, author of Tolerance is a Wasteland:  Palestine and the Culture of Denial (University of California Press, 2022).

Anna-Esther Younes PhD, German Palestinian independent scholar.

Alex Neve, Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa; former Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada 

Sheryl Nestel, PhD, and Rowan Gaudet, Co-authors Unveiling the Chilling Climate:  The Suppression of Speech on Palestine in Canada

Chair:  Prof. Alejandro Paz – Associate Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Scarborough. Member of the Operations Team, Hearing Palestine, University of Toronto.

IJV has spent the last year gathering research about the repression faced by academics, students and Palestine solidarity activists, collecting approximately 80 testimonies describing the resulting “chilling effect” in Canada. This report is the first of its kind anywhere in the world, utilizing ethnographic methodology and qualitative analysis to describe both the overarching effects of this repression as well as the deeply personal impact it has on activists, artists, students and professors. While focused on Canada, it also holds international ramifications as many of the processes we describe are present in other countries.

Co-sponsored by Hearing Palestine UofT, the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, and the Centre for Collaborative Muslim Studies (SFU)