- By Prof. Dr. Sabine Broeck
Thank you for inviting me to speak on the panel you are hosting. I am writing to you because it enables me to find words better than speaking into a Zoom group.
I write from Bremen, Germany, as a retired white professor who is no longer in any political or academic collective, and thus bereft of a forum for articulating mourning, grief, anger, and resistance. This loneliness, however, is not just the loss of immediate connection to meetings, discussions on the floors or in the cafeteria, and afterwork gatherings. It is also the fact that I am surrounded by an enveloping silence vis-à-vis the ongoing annihilation of Palestine’s people and their future/s.
Part of this silence stems from the obvious wish to stand still in sadness with the...