A late call on the Ramsay Centre

Forwarded from a retired Anthropologist who gets mail sent out from the Anthrops at the Uni of Sydney. This is not him speaking but one of the anti Ramsay staff.

Dear folks,
If you are in Sydney, you are welcome to join this important public forum on Thursday afternoon, at Sydney Uni Camperdown campus. We are still ‘in limbo’ on the Ramsay Centre outcome.
Best regards,
Linda

Staff against the Ramsay Centre: for academic autonomy and diversity at the University of Sydney
SRC Education Action Group

Public forum: Ramsay and the new academic racism
Thursday, May 23, 1-3pm, Woolley LT N395

How might the Ramsay Centre exemplify the ‘new’ academic racism? How do racialised staff and students experience university life, and what changes to the nature of this experience would the arrival of Ramsay be expected to bring? Many researchers and commentators have drawn attention to the implication of universities in the rehabilitation of racism and Islamophobia in many parts of the West, including Australia. In this forum, speakers will present student, staff and community perspectives on the ways in which racism and Islamophobia are normalised in the practices and experiences of contemporary higher education, and on the reactionary political deployment of research and teaching in the public sphere, both Ramsay’s and others’.
Speakers

Layla Mkhayber (undergraduate student, Arts and Social Sciences)
Nesrine Basheer (Arabic Language and Cultures)
Robert Boncardo (School of Languages and Cultures)
Jeff Sparrow (Guardian Australia columnist and author of Trigger Warnings: Political Correctness and the Rise of the Right; currently writing a book on the Christchurch terror attack to be published by Scribe)

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9 Responses to A late call on the Ramsay Centre

  1. Roger

    Staff against the Ramsay Centre: for academic autonomy and diversity at the University of Sydney

    Diversity! No Ramsay Centre! Diversity! (repeat ad nauseum)

    These people have no sense of irony.

  2. Suburban Boy

    If the people running the Ramsay Foundation had any sense (and that is still an open question), they would stay well away from the universities (largely in thrall to violent anti-Western thugs and their dupes) and instead found independent institutions.

  3. Roger

    If the people running the Ramsay Foundation had any sense (and that is still an open question), they would stay well away from the universities (largely in thrall to violent anti-Western thugs and their dupes) and instead found independent institutions.

    A point I too have made in the past. The foundation is large enough to meet that need. The only reason I can imagine for them trying to attach themselves to universities is that it serves their desire to evangelise the non-believers, so to speak.

  4. Percy Popinjay

    the University of Sydney

    Shut. It. Down.

    Fire. Them. All.

  5. duncanm

    pity this couldn’t be spread earlier — I’d love to go along and heckle at one of these events.

  6. mrwashout

    Meet Linda

    …who got her PhD through her studies in “transformations in Balinese religion and ritual, healing and spirit possession

    Yup, a doctor she is.

  7. Real Deal

    A child of mine is a second year student at this lamentable institution. It is a decaying hulk of what it once was. God have mercy on all who are taught by these egregious wretches.

  8. bosnich

    Linda …. so she has actually contributed SFA to the wealth of Australia.

  9. areff

    Linda looks like she might have been Larry in the not too distant past

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