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Sunaina Maira: BOYCOTT! The Academy and Justice for Palestine

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM
Location Details:
Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94709

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents

BOYCOTT! The Academy and Justice for Palestine
Hosted by Vylma V

advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 OR independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit more info:
Co-Sponsored by Middle East Children's Alliance wheelchair access

In deftly demonstrating that Palestinian solidarity belongs at the center of all our justice concerns, Boycott! both exemplifies the challenge of this moment and urges us to fearlessly rise up to it." - Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, U.C. Santa Cruz

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS) has expanded rapidly though controversially in the United States in the past five years. The academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions is a key component of that movement. What is this boycott? Why does it make sense? Why is this an American Studies issue? These key questions and many others are answered in this short essential book. Boycott! situates the academic boycott in the broader history of boycotts in the United States as well as Palestine and shows how it has evolved into a transnational social movement that has spurred profound intellectual and political shifts. It explores the movement's implications for antiracist, feminist, queer, and academic labor organizing, and examines the boycott in the context of debates about Palestine, Zionism, race, rights-based politics, academic freedom, decolonization, and neoliberal capitalism.

"For many years, Sunaina Maira has been a leader in the BDS movement, where she is greatly respected for her kindness, insight, maturity, and devotion. These same qualities can be found in her scholarship, as this book shows. Anybody claiming to be interested in justice needs to read this." -Steven Salaita, author of Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom

Sunaina Maira is Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis.

Hosted by Vylma V.

$12 advance, $15 door.
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