Date(s) - 12/13/2023
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
We are invited to join Haymarket Books, national JVP, and PARCEO for this timely conversation.
From the site:
As Israel’s genocidal war against Palestinians rages on with full backing of the U.S. government, we are witnessing a troubling rise in antisemitic bigotry and violence here at home. Jewish communal spaces have been graffitied with swastikas and neo-Nazis have marched through Madison. Alongside such disturbing trends, anti-Palestinian, anti-Arab, anti-Muslim, and Palestinian college students are experiencing mass censorship; three Palestinian college students were shot; a six-year-old Palestinian child was murdered; and rightwing white supremacists are gaining wide audiences. In this moment, the only answer is solidarity among our communities and a true commitment to collective liberation.
But a coordinated campaign from the Israeli and U.S. governments and organizations like the Anti Defamation League (ADL) is aiming to misstate and even legally redefine antisemitism in order to buffer the Israeli government from accountability for its war crimes. We see this from the House of Representatives regularly pushing forward dangerous and harmful conflations between antisemitism with criticism of Israel, to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer delivering a speech on the Senate floor that misstates what antisemitism is and largely ignores the central threat of white nationalism in the fight against antisemitism. We need to understand what antisemitism is (and what it is not) so that we can fight it effectively, along with all forms of injustice.
Captioning will be provided for the recording of this event.
- Barry Trachtenberg, Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History at Wake Forest University.
- Nyle Fort, Assistant Professor, African American and African Diaspora Studies,
- Beth Miller, Political Director, Jewish Voice for Peace Action
- Moderator: Nina Mehta, co-director of PARCEO
The event is free, but donations are requested with a portion going to Palestine Legal. It is part of Until Liberation: A Series for Palestine by Haymarket Books cosponsored by Palestinian American Organizations Network, Mondoweiss, Spectre, Dissenters, Tempest, Palestine Deep Dive, The New Arab, and more. Register here.