Thursday, March 17, 2011

Video: How Now BDS? Media, Politics and Queer Activism

Following is an update from our member organization, Adalah-NY, the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel…

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 09:23
A conversation with John Greyson and Judith Butler, moderated by Jasbir Puar

This event was held on March 11 at Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan, as part of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) in NYC. John Greyson, Judith Butler and Jasbir Puar discussed new forms of activism in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, focusing on both the cultural and academic boycott and the importance of queer BDS activism in Palestine and elsewhere. "How Now BDS" centered on how BDS is done now, and what must still be done. The panelists also discussed the NYC LGBT Center’s controversial decision to cancel the IAW event “Party to End Apartheid,” and to ban the event organizers Siegebusters from holding its meetings there.