North of 9/11 book launch
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Dave Bernans launches his novel, North of 9/11 about Concordia University's recent historical event - post 9/11 - when Benjamin Netanyahu came to town, and to our school, in 2002, and many people took to the streets to protest the presence of a war criminal in our hallowed halls of education. Riot police, broken windows, police brutality, and arrests - this was just the beginning of what was to prove a very interesting, and difficult year for all students, and activists, especially those involved in Middle Eastern politics.
Bernans' book is about the aftermath of September 9th, 2002 - when Concordia, a university known for its progressiveness and mulit-culturalness, and shut its doors to free thinking, rationality, compassion, and human rights.
This short video shows Dave Bernans at the Simone de Beauvoir institute, reading a selection from his novel, North of 9/11 published by Cumulus Press, and playing a song - about those times that changed the face of free Concordia.