In this short essential book, Sunaina Maira situates the academic boycott (of the Palestinian led call for Boycott Sanctions Divestment) in the broader history of boycotts in the United States as well as in Palestine and shows how it has evolved into a transnational social movement that has spurred profound intellectual and political shifts.

After decades of occupation and creeping annexation, Israel has created an apartheid system in historic Palestine. Yet, opposition to Israeli policies are growing within Jewish communities and among Western progressives, while the rise of populist movements around the world has confused party lines on the question and the Palestinian-led boycott campaign continues to gain momentum. White argues that is urgent to plot a course to avoid the mistakes of the past—to create a real way forward in Palestine.

Join us for an evening of short films by filmmaker Farah Nabulsi that reflect on the Palestinian condition.

Beginning with the 1956 war and ending with the Al Aqsa Intifada of 2000, Dr. Jenab Tutunji will provide a historical examination of events that looks at Israel’s justifications for war that have impeded peace in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Dr. Ramzy Baroud’s delivery of the 2019 Hisham Sharabi Memorial Lecture will address the necessity of re-articulating the Palestinian narrative, based on the aspirations of the Palestinian people. He reminds us that they are the protagonists of the Palestinian story, the victims of oppression and the main channel of resistance, starting with the creation of Israel on the ruins of Palestinian towns and villages in 1948.

Join us for a presentation by Wafa Ghnaim, author of “Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora”, on this lovely Palestinian art form. If you want to learn tatreez, sign up for the workshops in this event announcement.