24 Jun

Meet JVPers @ USSF!


Dear The O’Leary

You are invited!

Last week, Jewish Voice for Peace launched its national campaign to persuade TIAA-CREF to divest from the Occupation. In three days, we exceeded our 6-month goal for petition signatures!
See it here:

The campaign is endorsed by over 250 professors, doctors, rabbis, and many others who are standing up for what is right, including Detroit’s own Huwaida Arraf, the University of Michigan’s Juan Cole, Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Nadia Hijab, a dozen rabbis from around the country, and many others. You can see some of their names here.

Meet JVPers @ USSF!
(scroll down for list of events)

Join the JVP-Detroit chapter for discussion, Q&A, and campaign materials

Sunday, June 27, 1-4 p.m., at the
First Unitarian-Universalist Church of Detroit
4605 Cass Avenue (between Forest & Prentis), Detroit 48201
(park on the gravel lot around the corner on Prentis;  
enter on the Prentis side of the building  
through the Blue door on Prentis with the Nakba sign)

Stay to see the exciting exhibit at the same site:
Al-Nakba, a Multi-Media History or Catastrophe & Creation in Palestine/Israel

Archival & current photos, maps, narratives, poems, art, video of survivor interviews, and more
A collaborative display by Friends of Sabeel North America; Jewish Voice for Peace-Detroit; Michigan Peace Team; Palestine Cultural Office; Nakba survivors George Khoury, Yusif Barakat, Hasan Newash and others;; sources inside Palestine & Israel; and Jewish author/filmmaker Dr. Alice Rothschild.

Nakba Exhibit also open:
Wednesdays, June 23 & 30, 5-8 pm
Thursdays, June 17 & July 1, 3-8 pm
Sunday, June 27, 1-4 pm

Thursday, June 24 • 10 am -noon
Wayne State University (Old Main Rm. 1119)
How We Came to the Road
Less Taken:  A Jewish Journey Towards Activism

This workshop will feature firsthand personal histories by Jews who have come to understand the immense injustices committed by Israel upon the Palestinian people – especially in the West Bank and Gaza. For those on our panel, learning about the history and current conditions of Palestinians has created a powerful transformation by requiring us to question what we were taught and absorbed as children. Share & Learn Brass Tacks for BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) Campaigns.This workshop builds the international BDS movement and zooms in on a national divestment campaign being led by Jewish Voice for Peace. Facilitators will encourage networking, skills-sharing and individual participation through the use of group brainstorming, mapping and discussion and a small group exercise in action planning. The JVP divestment campaign provides many local entry points to the BDS movement; opportunities to link struggles between the US and Occupied Territory; and  exploration of how this campaign links with organizing for divestment of college portfolios and other community struggles.Participating Organizations: U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation & The Daily Nuisance
We will look at activists’ many, intersecting, and cross-pollinating uses of social media to share stories, news, information, and analysis from on-the-ground in Palestine and Israel within the context of the violent and ubiquitous disinformation campaigns, repression, and muzzling propagated by the Israeli government and reinforced by the U.S. mainstream media.
See you soon!

Thursday, June 24 • 1-3 pm:
Wayne State U (Student Center 277)
Think Globally, Act Locally
Against Israeli Occupation:

Thursday, June 24 • 3:30-5:30 pm:
TWW1 (W. Fort & Shelby, downtown Detroit)
Removing the Muzzle: Social
Media, Activism & Palestine/Israel

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