Justice4Sanaz (Sanaz Raji), April Reilly, and Shaki Obadina at TINAG 2014

On the 1-2nd November 2014, Sanaz Raji representing the Justice4Sanaz campaign along with University of Birmingham student and activist, April Reilly and University of Hull student and activist, Shaki Obadina gave a panel discussion at This Is Not A Gateway Festival 2014 on the effects of of academic industrial complex on BME and international students.

Here is a video from their talk. Special thanks to Justice4Sanaz supporters, Deepa Naik and Trenton Oldfield for their solidarity and help in making this panel discussion a reality.

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About justice4sanaz

For 3 years, Sanaz Raji, a non-EU international student from the United States, has waged a fearless and brave fight against institutional aggression, bullying, and racism from the School of Media and Communication (formerly the Institution of Communications Studies) University of Leeds. The School of Media and Communication took away Sanaz's scholarship in August 2011, only 2 weeks before the start of her third year into her PhD studies. The School of Media and Communication breached their own procedures and rules concerning evaluating student progress. By taking away Sanaz's scholarship, the School of Media and Communication prevented her from continuing her studies in addition to having a decent standard of living with food and shelter that all students expect as a human right. In waging her battle for equal rights for non-EU international students, Sanaz was evicted from her university accommodation in May 2014, threatened with an ASBO (anti-social behavior order) and now fighting against deportation. All non-EU international students should have the right to challenge their universities for their failings without the threat of harassment or deportation. Justice4Sanaz is a movement to redress the failure of the student movement to discuss the myriad of ways that non-EU students, especially those who are people of color, are silenced, bullied and threatened within the neoliberal British university system.
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