Today marks the beginning of the three-day long Academic Freedom Week, an event held by groups such as Columbia University Apartheid Divest, Student-Worker Solidarity, Barnard Columbia Socialists, and more. The purpose of the events, according to them, is to “bring together a range of academics and activists who have been, because of their ideas and activism, assailed and silenced by universities across the country.” By giving these professors a platform, they hope to “call attention to the ongoing attempts to destroy academic freedom and help chart out new ways to defend an outspoken, progressive politics.”
Below is the schedule of the events planned for the Academic Freedom Week:
Monday, April 9: On The Palestinian Exception, Northwest Corner 501, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday, April 10: White Supremacy in Academia, Lehman Auditorium, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 11: Academic Antifascism, 301 Pupin, 7:10 – 9:10 PM
More information regarding these events can be found on their Facebook here.
Academic Freedom Week poster via AFW Facebook