When: Wednesday, May 7th, 7-9pm
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602 (map)
The movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against the State of Israel has taken major strides recently in the United States. With divestment votes moving forward on campuses across the country, and votes to boycott Israeli institutions passed by the American Studies Association and other organizations, discussions of the movement and its objectives have entered the mainstream.
At the same time, others have redoubled their efforts to suppress discussion of Israel's escalating war against Palestinians, promoting legislation to defund institutions that participate in boycotts, and pressuring university administrations to punish students and faculty who support BDS.
Join Ali Abunimah and Max Blumenthal, two leading voices in the movement in solidarity with Palestine, as they discuss their acclaimed new books, recent developments in the Middle East and United States, and the future of Palestine.
Ali Abunimah is the author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine. Max Blumenthal is the author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.
**Note: This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $5 and available via Eventbrite:www.palestinechicago.eventbrite.com**
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/579093402186980/
Hosted by: Haymarket Books. Endorsed by American Friends Service Committee-Chicago, Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago Chicago, Area Peace Action, Students for Justice in Palestine-Loyola University, Students for Justice in Palestine/Jewish Voice for Peace-Columbia College