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Free [Speech] Palestine: Writers Talk About BDS and Beyond

Free [Speech] Palestine: Writers Talk About BDS and Beyond


WHEN: Monday, September 18, 7-9:30pm
WHERE: Location: 20 Jay Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
(Wheelchair accessible)

On September 18, join writers Susan Abulhawa and Sarah Schulman, and legal expert Radhika Sainath as they discuss the repression of Palestinian cultural production as well as the increasingly harsh attempts here in the United States to silence criticism of Israeli government policies.

Free (Speech) Palestine continues the conversation about solidarity and the role of the artist that was sparked by the campaign calling on PEN America to reject Israeli government sponsorship for its World Voices Festival. The evening’s conversation will address the conditions under which Palestinian artists labor, the Palestinian call for the cultural boycott of Israel, and efforts to criminalize BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) in the United States. 

Organized by Adalah-NY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel & Jewish Voice for Peace: Arts & Culture.

Cosponsored by Haymarket Books, Just World Books, OR Books, Palestine Festival of Literature, and Verso Books.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to ensure admittance.

Earlier Event: September 17
Direct Action Training
Later Event: September 27
Wrestling with Zionism: A Readers' Theater