Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Please! Not the walkout!

Attention All Students and Faculty Nationwide

As some of you may know, the investigation and firing decision of University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill is coming to a close. Students and Faculty for True Academic Freedom at CU (a group of committed people supporting dissent and
critical thinking as well as Academic Freedom) need YOUR help. We are hosting an Emergency National Forum this Saturday, April 28th, 2007 to discuss Ward’s case and its implications for students and faculty here at Boulder, its impact on indigenous Studies, and how it can be used to critique imperialism. We are reaching out to build an action network to stop the firing of Ward. If anyone can make it to Boulder, Colorado, we can put up 10 people in billets but beyond that we can tell you how to find cheap lodging in Boulder. If you cannot make it we need your support on Friday, April 27th. We are planning a national walk-out for students at noon to show that we will not be silenced and that we demand fair and equal respect for all professors. I urge you all to stand up, come together and send out press releases before the walk-out. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kim Collins at or at 719-321-4343.

Now there's a rallying cry: Stand up, come together, and--send out press releases. Convenient and efficient time to have a walkout, though, noon, since lots of people will already be doing so.

(via the cartoon scholars at the still-permalink-free Ward Churchill Solidarity Network)

Update: Again, would somebody mind telling me where the Emergency! National! Forum! (formerly the National! Emergency! Forum!) is to take place on Saturday?

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