Friday, October 28, 2016

A View From The Left (Hell, Just From A Liberal View) - The Right to Boycott: Defending BDS

      • The Right to Boycott: Defending BDS


        When: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
        Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl St • Cambridge

        right to boycott

        Economic boycott is a time-honored tactic for social change, one used to protest unethical labor practices, racial segregation, military activity and oppressive governments. Today, across the country, state and federal lawmakers––at the urging of the Israel lobby––are attempting to suppress the Palestinian-led campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.
        Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a non-violent movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
        Come learn how advocates for human rights and free speech are fighting back against the crackdown on human rights activism.
        Coffee and Sign-in at 10:00 a.m. Program begins at 10:30 a.m.

        Nadia Ben-YoussefNadia Ben-Youssef is a lawyer and human rights advocate serving as Adalah’s first USA Representative. After four years leading Adalah’s international advocacy efforts on behalf of the indigenous Palestinian Bedouin community in the Naqab (Negev), she is now developing the organization’s US advocacy strategy to influence American policy and practice in Israel/Palestine. Much of her work in the United States has focused on building a transnational movement against supremacy and state-sanctioned violence. Nadia is a member of the New York State Bar, and holds a BA in Sociology from Princeton University, and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.
        Tamar GhabinTamar Ghabin is a Palestinian-American organizer who currently works for the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation as the government affairs associate. Additionally, she is currently the head of distribution for the Arab Studies Institute’s new pedagogical project, Gaza in Context. Tamar received her BA in International Affairs from Northeastern University in 2015. As an undergrad, she was very active in Students for Justice in Palestine, and continues to be connected to SJP as an alumna.
        Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action, Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine and the MA Freedom to Boycott Coalition.
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