Premilla Nadasen, Women and Gender in Palestine: Reflections from an Anti-Apartheid Activist
Jasbir Puar, Queer BDS: Homonationalism and the Occupation
Moderated by Riham Barghouti
This event is part of Israeli Apartheid Week. See the full NYC calendar HERE.
In June 2011, eleven indigenous and women of color scholars, activists, and artists visited occupied Palestine. In January 2012, a diverse group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and trans activists, academics, artists, and cultural workers from the US participated in a solidarity tour in Palestine. Both groups returned to publish statements about what they saw and learned, the connections they made between and among struggles, and their unequivocal support for the Palestinian civil society call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it guarantees rights for Palestinian people. Members of these delegations will share their reflections on solidarity in the context of their recent trips, and offer suggestions for moving forward.