Tenth Anniversary Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture

Tenth Anniversary Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture

Thursday, October 17

Time: 6:15pm - 9:15pm 

Location: 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (South of 118th Street)

On the Tenth Anniversary of Edward Said's passing, the prominent Palestinian lawyer and writer Raja Shehadeh will give The Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture. This event will be presented by The Heyman Center for the Humanities, in association with The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University. 

Raja Shehadeh's lecture on the 10th anniversary of Edward Said's death will reflect on the cages of categorization that imprison Palestinians in contemporary Palestine perhaps more than even the physical matrix of borders, checkpoints, and the Wall. Shehadeh will explore how Palestinians themselves deploy these categories in a language of despair in our post-Oslo landscape, as well as a search for a new language, remembering as Edward Said noted in one of his most moving and lyrical texts, After the Last Sky, that "We are more than someone else's object."

Click here for more in info. This event is free and open to the public.

First come, first seated. Photo ID required for entry.