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Stanford: Pinkwashing apartheid

Date:
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
International Socialist Organization
Email:
Location Details:
Stanford University, LGBT Center

Sherry Wolf is a public speaker, writer, socialist and Palestine solidarity activist with Adalah-NY.

She is also author of "Sexuality and Socialism" and served on the Executive Committee of the 250,000-strong National Equality March, Oct. 11, 2009.

Apologists for Israel push a "pinkwashing" public relations campaign that promotes a supposedly progressive record of LGBT rights to divert attention away from apartheid-conditions and to evoke an image of Israel as democratic "light unto the nations."

This ignores both Israeli homophobia/transphobia and Palestinian struggles for LGBT rights. No amount of "pinkwashing" can justify apartheid or the genocidal violence faced by Palestinians.

As Sherry Wolf said: "It is up to activists--Jewish lesbians like myself, straight gentiles, everyone who cares about social justice--to stand up to Israel's racist policies and those who help to veil them."

Co-sponsored by Stanford Students for Queer Liberation and Students for Palestinian Equal Rights.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Apr 5, 2013 12:59PM
Related Categories: Palestine | Peninsula | LGBTI / Queer
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