Main fundraiser photo

Send blacklisted prof to Paris!

Donation protected
I'm Dr. Kevin Barrett, and I want you to help send me to Paris.

Here's the deal: While teaching Islamic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I was targeted by politicians for a national media witch-hunt in 2006. Since then, I have been blacklisted from teaching in the US. I make a living, such as it is, by growing my own food, cutting my own firewood, and doing some freelance writing and broadcasting.

But thanks to generous people like you, I have been able to travel to give talks and attend conferences, even though I no longer have a university job. 

Amazingly, I just had a hard-hitting, truth-telling paper accepted for a mainstream academic conference: The 3rd Islamophobia and Civil Society Conference to be held in Paris December 11th-12th 2015.  To get there, I need about $2,000: $1,300 for airfare (MSN to CDG), $500 for five nights in a cheap Parisian hotel, and $200 for food, metro tickets and so on. (I am staying for five nights, not just two, so I can promote my book We Are Not Charlie Hebdo: ).

You can read a synopsis of my paper at:

I need to raise this money as quickly as possible. As I write this, the conference is only about a month away, and airfares will keep going up.

By helping me attend this conference, you'll be sending a message: Keep our universities open to people who are willing to think taboo thoughts and ask the hard questions!

I am eternally grateful to the beautiful generous people who have helped me keep pursuing truth, justice, and freedom of inquiry, even when those values have been banished from the academy.

Thank you and God bless you.


Kevin J Barrett
Lone Rock, WI

Your easy, powerful, and trusted home for help

  • Easy

    Donate quickly and easily

  • Powerful

    Send help right to the people and causes you care about

  • Trusted

    Your donation is protected by the GoFundMe Giving Guarantee