A Teach-In on the Egyptian Revolution
February 18, 2011

On February 17, 2011, hundreds gathered on the campus of Queen’s University in Kingston for a teach-in on the Egyptian Revolution. The teach-in provided historical, social, and political context and perspective to better understand the January 25th movement in Egypt as well as revolutionary happenings in Tunisia, the Middle East, and beyond.

Many thanks to Dr. Dana Olwan & Karl Hardy for organizing this very informative and engaging teach-in.

Speakers (in order) include:
Dr. Mohamed Bayoumi, Khaled Shaheen, Dr. Adnan Husain, Dr. Ariel Salzman,  Nasser Saleh, Mohamed Abdou, Dr. Dana Olwan

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Episode 14: “Ashkenazi Eyes” from The Flying Camel
March 4, 2009

Malcah reads an article by Julie Iny from the compilation The Flying Camel: Essays on Identity by Women of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Heritage. The reading explores and challenges the complexities of white and/or Ashkenaz privilege, anti-semitism, racism, and marginalization of identities.

The following is a summary provided by the editor of Flying Camel, Loolwa Khazzoom:

“My mom is from Missouri and my dad is from India, she replied. Indiana? he asked, confused. No. India, she clarified. As Julie mapped out her father’s migration from Iraq to India, David informed her that Mizrahim (North African/Middle Eastern Jews) are violent, racist, and greedy, in contrast to civilized Ashkenazim (Northern European Jews). Feeling suddenly paralyzed, disembodied, and violated, Julie realized that yet again, her hazel-green eyes and light skin crossed her over the border and into hostile territory, where she was accepted only if she gave up half of her self.”

Music featured this week from Divahn, Daddo & The Ladino Voice, and Narcicyst.

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