BDS in the USA: Why the answer to the growing backlash needs to be more Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel
WHEN: Wednesday, August 26, 6:30 pm
WHERE: Grace Place, First Floor, 637 S. Dearborn
Hatem Abudayyeh, National Coordinating Committee, United States Palestinian Community Network (USCPN)
Nashiha Alam, Loyola Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)
Rahul Saksena, Staff Attorney, Palestine Legal
Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)
MC: Leila Abdelrazaq, SJP National and author of Baddawi
Over the past 10 years, the Palestinian-led movement to use Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) has grown in leaps and bounds around the world and here in the United States.
BDS is a strategy to pressure Israel to end its occupation and colonization of all Palestinian and Arab lands and dismantle the Wall, recognize the fundamental rights of the Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel to full equality, and respect, protect and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.
The growing popularity of BDS has resulted in an aggressive backlash as Israel and its defenders seek to suppress this human rights movement through legislation, intimidation and misinformation.
Come hear from program panelists the various attempts to stop BDS in the USA, including Illinois' recent anti-BDS legislation, and learn why they're only making the movement for Palestinian rights stronger.
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