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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.

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

Originally posted on 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…

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

The Justice4Sanaz campaign along with feminist academics and activists have put together this statement in relation to the recent revelation concerning domestic assault committed by Dr Lee Salter, a senior lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of Sussex. … Continue reading

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What We’ve Been Up To…

It has been a frantic few weeks for the Justice4Sanaz campaign and we’ve been busy on on toes. After the successful #UnisResistBorderControls event campaign launch that we co-organized with SOAS Students’ Union, we are now coordinating long-term actions that we … Continue reading

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#UnisResistBorderControls Meeting and Statement

For the last two months the Justice4Sanaz campaign has been working with SOAS Students’ Union to bring about an event to discuss and create meaningful and sustainable discussion¬† and action with other anti-racist, migrant rights grassroots campaigners and groups around … Continue reading

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Steven Salaita in Solidarity with Justice4Sanaz

Renowned American Indian studies professor, Dr. Steven Salaita has written a statement of solidarity with the Justice4Sanaz campaign. Salaita, the former University of Illinois lecturer who was fired over tweets he made concerning Israeli aggression in Gaza during the summer … Continue reading

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Interview with Kelechi Chioba from the #SaveKelechi Campaign

Since August 2015, the Justice4Sanaz campaign has been blogging about supporting our friend and fellow activist, Kelechi Chioba. Chioba, an activist for both the NUS Black Students’ Campaign and the Disabled Students Campaign has been fighting a brave and courageous … Continue reading

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FACE 2nd National Conference & Film Project

Before the end of the 2015 drew to a close, the Justice4Sanaz campaign was invited to give a opening panel talk at the Fighting Against Casualisation in Education 2nd National Conference (FACE) on Saturday 21st November at UCL. Since September, … Continue reading

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