We are gearing up for the MLA 2017 Convention in Philadelphia and the debate on the resolution to endorse the Palestinian call for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. There are several sessions at which that resolution will be discussed, culminating in the Delegate Assembly’s annual meeting on Saturday, January 2017. They are as follows:
53. “Association Presidents’ Perspectives on Boycott”
Thursday, 5 January, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Franklin 8, Philadelphia Marriott
116. Town Hall Meeting for MLA Members
Thursday, 5 January, 5:15–7:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon E, Philadelphia Marriott
245. Open Hearing on Resolutions
Friday, 6 January, 10:15–11:30a.m., Grand Ballroom Salon D, Philadelphia Marriott
277.Open Hearing of the MLA Delegate Assembly
Friday, 6 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon D, Philadelphia Marriott
510. MLA Delegate Assembly
Saturday, 7 January, 11:00 a.m., Grand Ballroom Salon GH, Philadelphia Marriott
Please try to attend as many of these as you can and bring anyone who will join you: we want to create a sense of supportive buzz and swell prior to the Delegate Assembly (DA) meeting. The DA only allows delegates to vote on the resolution, but any member present can speak to the issue, and in other associations the presence of supportive members has proven to be very effective in encouraging a vote in favor of the resolution.
JOIN THE MLA or MAKE SURE YOU HAVE RENEWED BY JANUARY 4, 2017!
SHOW UP AT THE TOWN HALL AND SPEAK OUT!
MOST IMPORTANT: SHOW UP AT THE DELEGATE ASSEMBLY HEARING ON SATURDAY AND SPEAK OUT!