05/17/2011 03:12 pm ET | Updated Jul 17, 2011

Ward Churchill To Give $350 Speech For Memorial Day In Grand Junction

The controversial former ethnic studies professor from CU-Boulder Ward Churchill is scheduled to give a speech in Grand Junction over the Memorial Day weekend.

An alternative media group, Confluence Media Collective, invited Ward Churchill to speak for $350 plus lodging and say they will allow him to speak on any topic he chooses.

Churchill was fired in 2007 after allegations of research misconduct. A university review of his work concluded he had plagiarized some writings.

The university was pressured to fire Churchill after he compared Sept. 11 victims as "little Eichmanns,'' a reference to Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi leader who helped orchestrate the Holocaust.