I’m in the midst of organising a U.S. book tour to publicise the paperback edition of my book during the month of May. Events so far are as follows:

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7 PM at Alwan, New York City
Friday, May 2, 2014, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Room 9206 at the Graduate Center at CUNY

More dates to be added soon! If you want me to come to speak in your community please let me know as soon as possible.


URL: http://ces.iisc.ernet.in/hpg/ragh/ccs

Invites you to a talk on:

Separate and Unequal: On Coexistence

Speaker: Dr. Marcy Newman
Teacher, Writer, Activist 
Date & Time: Thursday, 7th February 2013;
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Hall, IISc, Bangalore 12

All are cordially invited

Tea/Coffee will be served at 3:30 pm

Abstract: Many people who become interested in peace between Palestinians and Israelis often turn to concepts of or projects engaging with coexistence. Coexistence projects often take the form of Palestinian and Israeli children gathering together at summer camp, often far away from home, in an effort to bridge the divide. Films, novels, songs, and poetry also engage with this topic in a way that expresses the desire to create a utopian society in which everyone is equal. In this talk Marcy Newman will critique these models arguing that coexistence projects normalize relationships that should be thought of as intrinsically abnormal. In Palestine, coexistence it is a way to minimize resistance and control Palestinian discourse and the historical narrative, particularly since the first intifada in 1987. Analyzing three documentaries about coexistence including Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg, and Carlos Bolado’s Promises, Mark Landsman’s Peace of Mind, and Marjan Safinia’s Seeds, and Paul Smaczny’s Knowledge is the Beginning, she explores some of the key ways that Palestinians are pushed into further submission through normalization programs. Newman argues that coexistence is certainly the ideal for proponents of a one-state solution, but prior to a just solution for Palestinians such schemes merely maintain the status quo of Israeli colonial domination over Palestinians.

About the Speaker: Marcy Newman is a teacher, writer, and activist. She is the author of The Politics of Teaching Palestine to Americans: Addressing Pedagogical Strategies and a founding member of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.


I will be speaking about the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza at the Alternative Lawyers Forum: Venue: ALF 122/4 Infantry Road, Opp Infantry Wedding Hall, Bangalore 560001

Time 6PM
Date: 23rd November 2012



I will be speaking on a panel with Saree Makdisi and Antony Lowenstein at a Levantine Center event on “After Zionism” in Los Angeles, California, on September 20th, 2012 from 7-9 PM (see below for details).

Date/Time: Sep 20 2012 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Price: Free to the public, $10 donation suggested.
Books available for purchase/signing.
Where: Westwood Hills Congregational Church
On northwest corner of LaGrange Avenue and Westwood Blvd in West Los Angeles, between Santa Monica & Olympic Boulevards
Church parking lot is on Westwood Blvd, just north of the church.
Street parking is usually plentiful as well.

You are invited to participate in a public forum on “What Happens After Zionism?” when editors and authors of two new books re-open the dialogue on the Israeli-Palestinian equation. Australia-based co-editor and contributor Antony Loewenstein presents the new anthology After Zionism: One State for Israel/Palestine (Antony Loewenstein, Ahmed Moor, Saqi Books 2012), and contributor Saree Makdisi sums up his argument in the essay “The Power of Narrative: Reimagining the Palestinian Struggle.” Author Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman presents her new book The Politics of Teaching Palestine to Americans (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2011) and participates in the conversation, which will invite audience participation.


I will be speaking at the Middle East Children’s Alliance in Berkeley, California on September 15th, 2012 from 2-4 PM.


I will be speaking about my forthcoming book, The Politics of Teaching Palestine to Americans at Nasawiya, on October 27, 2011.


I will be speaking on “Palestine and the Right to Education” for the Palestine Cultural Club at American University of Beirut on November 9, 2010.


Walls, Borders, and Militarization: A Comparative Dialogue on U.S./Mexico and Israel/Palestine (Sponsored by the Committee on Ethnic Studies)

American Studies Association Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 17, 2008

CHAIR: Marcy Newman, Najah University (Palestine)

PANELISTS: Zalfa Feghali, University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)

Sheila Marie Contreras, Michigan State University (MI)

Dana Olwan, Queen’s University (Canada)

Enrique Morones, Border Angels/Angeles de la Frontera, San Diego (CA)

Sarika Chandra, Wayne State University (MI)


قسم الجغرافيا بجامعة النجاح الوطنية
بدعوتكم لحضور محاضرة عن

(الإستعمار “المستبطن” والنضال الوطني الفلسطيني)

تلقيها الدكتورة الزائرة

مارسي نيومان

الدكتورة مارسي نيومان أكاديمية مرموقة وناشطة سياسية في مجال حقوق الإنسان، ومتضامنة مع حقوق الشعب الفلسطيني خاصة حق العودة للاجئين الفلسطينيين وفقا لقرار الأمم المتحدة 194. تدرس الدكتورة نيومان مساقات في الأدب العالمي والدراسات الأمريكية والشرق أوسطية. في ربيع 2008 إستقالت الدكتورة نيومان من عملها كمحاضرة في جامعة ولاية بويزي الأمريكية مع أنها حصلت على عقد عمل دائم هناك وذلك لكي تستطيع القدوم والتدريس في جامعة النجاح الوطنية معبرة بذلك عن عمق تضامنها مع شعبنا وقضيته العادلة.

وذلك يوم الأربعاء الموافق 24-9-2008
الساعة 2:00 عصرا

في مدرجات الشهيد ظافر المصري
جامعة النجاح الوطنية (الحرم القديم)

The Geography Department of An-Najah National University Cordially invites you to attend

A lecture on “Internalized Colonialism and the Palestinian National Struggle”

By Dr. Marcy Newman

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 2:00 pm

Martyr Zafer Masri Auditorium, An-Najah National University (Old Campus)

Wheels of Justice Bus Tour

I will be speaking about Palestine with the Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence who will be the Iraq speaker in Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota from April 18-28. Check link above for specific dates and times.

Wednesday, April 23rd:

12:30-3:30 presentation and discussion at Southwest State University Marshall, MN.

7 PM presentation at Oak View Library, Sioux Falls

Thursday, April 24

12:00 radio interview PBS go to geski fine arts bld at USF by 11:45 AM

7 pm presentation at United Church of Christ

Friday, April 25

9:00 AM Bob Barkley (331-6717) USF History class (Mideast History) rm 305 Jordan Hall

12:00-1:00 presentation at Democratic Forum at Hyvee in Sioux Falls

April 26th Northfield, MN

1-4 pm Carleton College, Boliou 104

April 27th Northfield, Minnesota

10-11 Emmaeus Baptist Church

11:30 Unitarian Universalist on Linden & 2nd

1-2:30 Just Food Co-op
3:30-5 Just Food Co-op

April 28th Northfield, Minnesota

4-8 pm St. Olaf College Olies for Justice in Palestine


I will be speaking about Palestinian refugees to the Idaho Peace Coalition at 7PM on Thursday, April 17th at the Menonite Church in Hyde Park.


I will be speaking at Drew University on April 10th at 5:30 PM.

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I will be speaking about activism and academia at DePaul University’s Academic Freedom Committee’s Conference February 1-2, 2008. Details can be found on their blog or on their website.

I will also be speaking in Canada at a variety of venues on the Nahr el Bared refugee camp as a part of the Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights and the 4th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week. Some listings of events can be found on the website, otherwise here is a schedule of events:

Feb 5th Tues. Montreal, Quebec. McGill University @ 7:00PM
Feb 6th Wed. Ottawa, Ontario. University of Ottawa @ 7:00 PM
Feb 7th Thur. Kingston, Ontario. Queens University @ 7:00PM
Feb 8th Fri. Waterloo, Ontario. University of Waterloo @ 7:00PM
Saturday and Sunday rest
Feb 11th Mon. Toronto, Ontario. Ryerson University @ 7:00PM
Feb 12th Tue. London, Ontario. University of Western Ontario @ 7:00PM

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2 thoughts on “speaking

  1. I just wanted to alert you to what may either be an oversight on your part or an instance of hacking. A blog of yours that I read on Uruknet included the following explanation for a sign with the picture of an ultraorthodox Jew and the time 7:28 :
    pro-kach sign in lydd, palestine

    Actually, the sign reads “Every woman and girl lights sabbath candles” and gives the time for candle lighting for the coming Friday night. I can’t read the smaller print, but I assume the sign is sponsored by one of the ultra-orthodox groups. Although many of these are actually vehemently antiZionist–I suspect the folks who put this one up were Lubavitch-Chabad, who are zionist, but not (at least not officially) supporters of Kach!

    Thanks for an otherwise very informative and helpful posting!

    MaxineKL, Canada

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