Ward Churchill will be before the Supreme Court of Colorado on June 7th. In a very encouraging move, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider all of the plantif's questions without qualification, which is very rare. The Westword article has a good interview with the atorney David Lane about their chances, and you can also see the recent article from the Daily Camera. For a very in-depth look at the case, visit wardchurchill.net. See you in court!
Thursday, June 7, 2012 1:00 pm
New location: Old Supreme Court Chambers
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From the Ward Churchill Solidarity Network
In the case of Ward Churchill vs. CU Boulder, the jury ruled in favor of American Indian scholar and activist Ward Churchill on all accounts. CU Boulder administration, right wing pundits and much of the mainstream press is fuming as a result.
CensorshipAs scholars, activists, and concerned citizens, we protest your decision of July 24, 2007, to fire tenured American Indian Studies Professor Ward Churchill. To us, it is clear that:
* Ward Churchill was fired in retaliation for the exercise of his First Amendment-protected speech and in violation of the doctrine of Academic Freedom.
Open Letter to the University of Colorado Board of Regents Concerning the Firing of Professor Ward Churchill:
*UPDATED MOBILIZATION CALL*
July 24: Regents To Vote on Firing Churchill
Main Rally at 3:30pm – CU Boulder
UMC South Plaza (Broadway at Euclid St.)
D-Day in the struggle to defend free speech and Prof. Ward Churchill is Tuesday July 24.
On that day, the CU Regents will vote after an all-day meeting in Boulder, most of which will be closed to the public. But the Regents must come out to face us when they make their vote and explain it. So, be there with us at 3:30pm for our main rally. We will observe their vote and make our voices heard.
Mobilize for Academic Freedom: Regents to Rule on Prof. Churchill July 24th
(If you cannot make the July 24th meeting, please
phone or send a letter to the CU Board of
Regents. Contact info: www.cu.edu/regents/RgntsPUB0101.html )
Join our vigil & observe regents meeting:
• Tuesday July 24, 7:30 a.m.
• Meet in the plaza in front of the UMC
student center – Euclid Ave. entrance east of Broadway.
• From there, we’ll walk over and attend the
Regents meeting, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p. m.
• We are using this meet-up location because
President Hank Brown has quite predictably recommended that the Regents of the University of Colorado (CU) fire me – not, he claims, because of my constitutionally protected statements about 9/11 but because of my scholarship. However, as hundreds of academics around the country have pointed out, CU’s “investigation” has all along been merely a pretext, transparently catering to the political and financial interests which dictate “educational” policy at CU.
1. The evidence has established that the University had received no formal or written complaints about
In the next few weeks, the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado (CU) will vote on the dismissal of Professor Ward Churchill. This is the final opportunity for public input in this process.
Over the past two and a half years, many of you have opposed CU's attempts to fire Ward. Ward and I have engaged in this struggle not for the sake of his job (he will always write, speak and teach), nor because we enjoy battling bureaucracy, but because it has become emblematic of contemporary efforts to silence those who insist on discussing uncomfortable truths.