Sunday, October 21
518 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA
This event will focus on attacks on the BDS movement, specifically academic boycotts, including the recent lawsuit targeting members of US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI), in the context of broader right-wing and Zionist repression, including of student activists such as GUPS at San Francisco State University.
The speakers, listed below, will also discuss the campaign launched by USACBI to boycott study abroad programs in Israel (http://usacbi.org/boycott-study-abroad-in-israel/) and in support of the right to education and the right to freedom of movement in Palestine. The panel will connect resistance to colonial borders in the US/North America and Palestine/Israel, linking Israel’s deportations and ban on Palestinian travel to sanctuary activism and immigrant/refugee solidarity here.
Liz Jackson, Palestine Legal
David Palumbo-Liu, USACBI
Sunaina Maira, USACBI
Yusra Oweis, General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS), Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)
Kung Feng, Bay Resistance and Jobs for Justice
Loubna Qutami, Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)
Moderated by Sara Kershnar, International Jewish Anti-Zionism Network (IJAN)
The event is part of a national defense campaign for USACBI to build solidarity with the academic and cultural boycott movement and defend solidarity with the Palestinian people:
Cosponsored by: Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)-Bay Area, AROC, National Lawyers Guild-Bay Area, Palestine Legal, Center for Political Education, QUIT, and International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)