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Mar 12, 2018 at 05:30 PM

Tuesday, March 20, 5-7pm
UBC Global Lounge, 2205 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 
Hosted by Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights - UBC
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/444271166002289

Join SPHR on Tuesday March 20th to learn who profits from the Israeli occupation, racist walls and checkpoints, settlements and prisons. Explore what BDS is, and learn how has it been used to take on the profiteers from state violence and repression. Learn about Dalit's support for boycotts within the Israeli movement, as well as some of the successes and challenges to taking on big corporations. 

Who is Dalit Baum? 

Dalit Baum, PhD, is an Israeli feminist teacher, BDS activist and corporate researcher. She is the the co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation, and of the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel, and she has been active with various groups in the Israeli anti-occupation and democracy movement, including Black Laundry, Boycott from Within, Zochrot, Anarchists against the Wall and Women in Black. She currently serves as the director of the ASFC Economic Activism Program. 

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This event is being hosted on the unceded lands of the S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish), X?m?θk??y??m (Musqueam), and S?l?ilw?ta?? (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. 

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