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Palestine @ NWSA: 5 Years after Puerto Rico and the Israel War on Gaza

Sat, Nov 16, 3:20 to 4:35pm, Hilton Union Square, Floor: Ballroom Level, Imperial B (LCD)

Session Submission Type: Sponsored Panel


NWSA held its annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2014, 3 months after Israel's war on Gaza. NWSA president was Tricia Lin bell hook was the keynote speaker. Chandra Mohanty organized a presidential panel, attended by over 2000 members. Angela Davis, Rebecca-Vilkomerson, and Islah Jad, Egyptian feminist and former director of Institute for Women'd Studies at Birzeit University, Palestine, spoke.

Scholar/activists who've been focusing their efforts on connecting feminist praxis and Israel's colonization, racism and occupation in Palestine, decided on the spot to organize to call on NWSA to condemn Israel's Gaza massacre and adopt BDS.

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