An internationally renowned academic in the field of Islamic and Gender Studies, Dr Samar Habib (pictured), says pressure from management at the University of Western Sydney caused her to resign from her staff teaching position. Habib said she felt under intense pressure from the university while setting the course material for her compulsory first-year subject, Texts and Traditions. “There were constraints placed on me in terms of what texts I was able to include and who to teach with, and it became very difficult to exercise academic or creative control over my unit”, she said.
Join us for an awesome evening of stellar performances to celebrate the Keep the Change Timor Leste and Earthworker Coffee Cooperative and launch our Crowdfunder. This will be a great night of global solidarity featuring a fantastic lineup of musicians including Paulie Stewart from the Painters and Dockers, Gil Santos from the Dili Allstars, slide guitarist, Dan Musil plus a variety of up and coming performers.
Narrated by Alice Walker, Maestra (Spanish for teacher) explores the experiences of nine women who, as young girls, helped eradicate Cuban illiteracy in the 1961 literacy campaign within one year.
Fifty years later, the brigadistas reminisce about the independence and self-confidence they gained from the great adventure and the trust the country placed in them. Film by Catherine Murphy. 2013. 32 min.
Chaired by Ian Ellis-Jones, (Green Left journalist and commentator on Cuba)