Webinar from Palestine : Wednesday, 30 March @ 9 pm Palestine time / 2 pm EDT
Academic Boycott Guidelines Explained: their logic and applicability
Participants: Samia Botmeh (lecturer at Birzeit University, member of PACBI steering committee) and Omar Barghouti (founding member of PACBI and the BDS movement)
Who can join? This webinar session is open for academic boycott pledge signatories and academic boycott organizers/activists. Places are limited and not guaranteed. Participants will have the chance to submit questions to speakers before and during the event.
How to join? Send an email to PACBIwebinars@gmail.com with your name, location, institutional affiliation and indicate which academic pledge you have signed or your other forms of involvement in the academic boycott. Instructions on how to join will be sent to approved participants.
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is pleased to announce the launch of a webinar series debating key topics in the BDS movement. The aim of the series is to promote an understanding of the campaign among supporters and the public. The first webinar session will be about the guidelines set out by PACBI — and adopted by the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) — for the principled and logically and ethically consistent application of the academic boycott of Israel.
The launch on 30 March will coincide with Land Day when, in 1976, Israeli military forces shot and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel protesting the Israeli government’s expropriation of Palestinian land to build new Jewish-only colonies. Today, Land Day symbolizes Palestinian resistance to Israel’s ongoing land expropriation, colonization, occupation and apartheid.