Join the Solidarity & Social Justice Committee and BDS Vancouver–Coast Salish Territories for a discussion centred around recent developments in the repression of Palestinian rights under the guise of ‘anti-semitism’.

The event will be held from 7 to 9pm on Wednesday, October 2nd at SFU’s Harbour Centre campus (HC 7000).

“Presentations will analyse recent measures taken by governments outside of Israel to repress Palestinian voices and criminalize Palestinian political activity and Palestine solidarity under the guise of ‘combating antisemitism’. Two cases will be highlighted. First, the recent motion at Vancouver City Council which would have adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) of antisemitism which in its examples and guide very explicitly equates criticism of Israel with antisemitism. Second, the move by the German government to ban Palestinian journalist Khaled Barakat, an advocate for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, from speaking at any political event or being in a group of more than 10 people.

Following the presentations will be a facilitated discussion on how Palestinians and Palestine solidarity organizations can resist these moves which attempt to erase the Palestinian narrative, suppress the growing BDS movement, and isolate Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories, the Gaza Strip and inside the borders of the Israel from international solidarity and support.

You can find more information at the Facebook event page, or email ssjc@tssu.ca.