Statement from Feminist Academics & Activists Concerning Dr Lee Salter, the University of Sussex, and Institutionalised Misogyny in British Higher Education

The We Want Truth, Goldsmiths has endorsed and stands in solidarity with the statement that the Justice4Sanaz campaign, feminist academics and activists put together concerning Dr Lee Salter and institutionalised misogyny at the University of Sussex. The statement has already gathered over 200 signatures and growing. Please continue to share the statement and let us collectively make sure that Dr Salter is barred from teaching at any academic institution- whether in the UK or around the world!

We Want Truth, Goldsmiths

We Want Truth, Goldsmiths stands in solidarity with this statement from feminist academics and activists concerning Dr Lee Salter at the University of Sussex. What joins our campaign to this shocking case is that far too often, institutional structures mean enormous barriers for women who come forward to challenge sexual harassment at universities and that it is abhorrent how often universities work to protect the perpetrators rather than the victims.

Please see the full statement here:

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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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