|SF: Pinkwashing apartheid|
|Date||Thursday April 18|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:30 PM|
|Import this event into your personal calendar.|
|San Francisco State University Cesar Chavez Student Center, Rosa Parks D 1600 Holloway Ave. San Francisco, CA|
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 conjure an image of Israel as a 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.
In Sherry Wolf's words: "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."
Thursday, April 18, 12pm • San Francisco State University