Solidarity Statement from UIC Asian American Studies on the Salaita Case
We, the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago stand in solidarity with our colleagues at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the growing international movement in support of reinstating Prof. Steven Salaita at UIUC. We view UIUC Chancellor Phyllis Wise's decision and the approval by President Easter and the Board of Trustees to rescind the job offer to Prof. Steven Salaita as a blatant disregard for the principles of shared governance and a grave violation of academic freedom and the First Amendment right to freedom of speech. In solidarity with our colleagues at UIUC, we call on Phyllis Wise, President Easter, and the Board of Trustees to reverse their decision and reinstate Professor Steven Salaita at UIUC.
Modified on March 01, 2022