[act-ma] 9/24 (Tonight!) Weaponizing Antisemitism Allegations (7:00 p.m.)

Suren Moodliar suren at fairjobs.org
Thu Sep 24 10:40:06 PDT 2020

Zoom Conference <http://www.shelterandsolidarity.org/join>, September 24,
2020, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)
or join the Facebook Livestream <http://facebook.com/shelterandsolidarity>

Amid a resurgence of xenophobic nationalism, Islamophobia, Antisemitism,
and racism more generally, how do we refute charges of Antisemitism that
are broadly leveled against advocates for Black liberation, immigrant
justice and national self-determination for the Palestinian people?

To help us navigate these questions, Lara Kiswani from Beit Iksa and Aqir,
Palestine, and Executive Director of the Arab Resource and Organizing
Center (AROC) and Lesley Williams of Jewish Voice for Peace will be joining
our show.

   - *Lara Kiswani *is from Beit Iksa and Aqir, Palestine, and was born and
   raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been active in movements
   against war,  Palestinian self-determination, and Third World solidarity
   movements for the last 20 years. She is a lecturer at San Francisco State
   University in the College of Ethnic Studies, and the executive director of
   the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC).
   - *Lesley Williams *is a member of the coordinating committee for Jewish
   Voice for Peace in Chicago organizing around Islamophobia issues. Lesley
   participated in two West Bank delegations with the Center for Jewish
   Nonviolence for solidarity work and resistance with Palestinian and Israeli
   peace activists, and is on the CJNV strategies and values team. She has
   spoken on Islamophobia and antisemitism at the American Studies Association
   conference, the MAS-ICNA conference and the American Muslims for Palestine
   conference; and is a featured speaker for Jews Against Anti-Muslim Racism
   and recently published the article "We Cannot Fight Anti-Semitism and
   Anti-Black Racism in Isolation" in Truthout. She reviews books on race,
   Islamophobia and Palestine for Booklist magazine.

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