[act-ma] FW: Protest Airbnb's #StolenHomes | Pinkwashing Exposed

Kevin Heaton kevwsc at hotmail.com
Tue May 31 19:53:33 PDT 2016

Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:35:26 -0400
From: info at jewishvoiceforpeace.org
To: kevwsc at hotmail.com
Subject: Protest Airbnb's #StolenHomes | Pinkwashing Exposed



            Join us June 3!

Dear Kevin,

Airbnb displaces people from their homes, from Boston to Palestine. Join the Stolen Homes coalition to tell Fidelity Investments: No Airbnb on Israeli-occupied land!

Tell Airbnb to Stop Listing #StolenHomes!

Friday, June 3, 12 PM

Fidelity Investments: 245 Summer St, Boston

As one of Airbnb’s main investors, Fidelity should ensure that Airbnb abides by international law. 

By allowing users to list and rent properties in illegal settlements, Airbnb profits off of Israel’s continued occupation of Palestinian land and facilitates settlement expansion.

Affordable housing and anti-gentrification activists across the country also protest Airbnb, which drives property values up in low-income neighborhoods, pushing families out of their homes. See the event page for a list of coalition members and co-sponsors.

Screening of Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back

Tuesday, June 7 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Make Shift Boston: 549 Columbus Ave

Are you confused about what pinkwashing is, and wanting to learn? Are you familiar with pinkwashing but not sure how it manifests in our local communities? Are you looking for ways to build political community and prepare for PRIDE?

Join us for the screening of a 1 hour documentary produced by queer and trans folks about pinkwashing, or the exploitation of LGBT people and rights as a tactic for whitewashing Israeli human rights abuses. It follows Seattle queer and trans activists successfully lobbying their local LGBT Commission to drop an Israeli-government-supported tour featuring gay and lesbian activists. 

Honoring the observance of Ramadan, light snacks and refreshments will be enjoyed after 8:30  Good conversation and learning will be facilitated. Co-sponsored by JVP-Boston, Black and Pink, The Network/La Red, and Moishe Kavod House.

May Meeting: JVP-Boston

TONIGHT: Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Friends Meeting At Cambridge: 5 Longfellow Park

We hold open meetings on the last Tuesday of every month, alternating between Cambridge and Jamaica Plain. New and old Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston activists and allies are welcome.

This month, we'll make signs for the protest against Airbnb, and hold breakout groups, including advocacy, BDS, and education. We'll have cheese pizza! Let us know if this doesn't fit your diet and we'll provide alternatives. The building is wheelchair accessible.

Events from our friends

Join the ACLU at a City Council Hearing on Body Cams for Police

Wed, June 8th, 3 PM: Boston City Hall, Ianella Chamber, 5th Floor

47Soul: presented by the Boston Palestine Film Festival

Wed, June 15th, 7 PM: Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub, 472-480 Mass Ave

The Legal Institution of Slavery in America - Long Term Prison Sentences

Sat, June 18th, 1 PM: 565 Boylston St, Boston, MA



Liza Behrendt

Organizer, JVP-Boston





Jewish Voice for Peace is a national membership organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all the people of Israel and Palestine. Become a JVP Member today.

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