This year’s Annual General Meeting of Independent Jewish Voices,
Canada will focus on issues of Jewish solidarity with the Palestinian
struggle for self-determination.
Keynote Speakers: Yafa Jarrar and Neve Gordon
Yafa Jarrar is a Palestinian activist who was born in Jerusalem and
she moved to Canada in 2003. Yafa has been working on Boycott,
Divestment, and Sanctions campaigns and advocacy in Palestine and
Canada since the call for BDS was issued in 2005.
Neve Gordon is an Israeli academic and activist. He has been a visiting
scholar at a number of universities and this year is a member at the
Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton. During the first intifada, he
was the director of Physicians for Human Rights – Israel. His most
recent book is "Israel's Occupation."
Participants will have opportunities to engage with activists currently
working within the struggle for Palestinian liberation and other anti-
colonial movements, as well as hear about current campaigns, and
about developing new strategies for working within and outside Jewish
communities in Canada and deepening international connections.
IJV members will also discuss internal policies and how to move IJV
Workshop and panel topics will include a discussion of the politics of
solidarity; the Jewish National Fund; Israel's role in exporting arms,
surveillance and security systems globally; Canadian complicity with
Israel's oppression of Palestinians, building alternative Jewish
communities; the current situation in Syria and its implications for the
region; the attempts to ban Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA)
from the Queer Pride march and pinkwashing.
Other speakers include: Lia Tarachansky, Bob Lovelace, Yves Engler,
Amir Hassanpour, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Naomi Binder Wall, Jimmy Johnson,
Yakov Rabkin, Ilana Rossof, Natalie Kouri-Towe, Tim McCaskell,
Dylan Penner, and others.
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