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Dec
12
2023

TOMORROW: Fighting Antisemitism Through the Lens of Collective Liberation

This Wednesday, December 13th at 1:30pm ET via webinar:

Co-sponsored by Haymarket Books, PARCEO, and Jewish Voice for Peace:

As Israel’s genocidal war against Palestinians rages with full backing of the United States government, we are witnessing a troubling rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia here at home. Jewish communal spaces have been graffitied with swastikas and neo-Nazis have marched through Madison. Attacks against Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim Americans have also grown, including the murder of a six-year-old Palestinian child in Chicago and the shooting of three Palestinian college students in Vermont.

Meeting this moment requires solidarity as well as a shared commitment to collective liberation. But instead, a coordinated campaign from the Israeli and US governments and organizations like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) are aiming to divide us further by redefining antisemitism as opposition to the Israeli government’s war crimes. To this end, the House of Representatives has pushed forward dangerous and harmful conflations between antisemitism with criticism of Israel, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has misstated the meaning of antisemitism while largely ignoring the central threat of white nationalism.

Challenging these elisions, this event will help participants understand what antisemitism is (and what it is not) so that we can fight it effectively against all forms of injustice. Moderated by Nina Mehta, the co-director of PARCEO, this webinar features nyle fort, Assistant Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University; Beth Miller, Political Director of Jewish Voice for Peace Action; and Barry Trachtenberg, Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History at Wake Forest University.

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