Linda Sarsour, Rebecca Vilkomerson among speakers on antisemitism panel at New School in NYC November 28th


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Linda Sarsour, Rebecca Vilkomerson among speakers on antisemitism panel at New School in NYC November 28th

Following the release of Jewish Voice for Peace’s book “On Antisemitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice,” JVP Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson will be speaking on a panel moderated by Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, about the challenges and importance of confronting antisemitism as a progressive Jewish activist in the Trump era. The event is jointly sponsored with The New School, Jacobin Magazine, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ), and Haymarket Books, which published On Antisemitism.

A year into the Donald Trump presidency, the growing power of antisemitic, racist white nationalists on the one hand, and the systematic efforts within the American Jewish establishment to silence or defame those who are critical of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights as antisemitic on the other, make it an urgent time to discuss antisemitism within the context of the growing progressive movement for social justice.

Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director, JVP:

“Jewish Voice for Peace has been confronting the issue of antisemitism head on for nearly two decades, in an effort to combat all forms of racism and realize justice for all peoples. We understand that antisemitism does not operate in a vacuum; we must fight it along with Islamophobia, sexism, classism, and homophobia as well as anti-Arab, anti-Black, and other forms of racism.”

WHEN: Tuesday November 28th, 2017 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST

WHERE: The New School, Alvin Johnson Auditorium
66 West 12th Street Manhattan, NY 10011

The event is sold out and will be livestreamed at facebook.com/JacobinMag.
Limited number of press passes are available. Please contact media@jvp.org to request a press pass.

Speakers:

Leo Ferguson is the community and communications organizer for Jews for Racial & Economic Justice.

Lina Morales is a member of the Jews of Color and Mizrahi/Sephardi Caucus in partnership with Jewish Voice for Peace.

Linda Sarsour is the former Executive Director of the Arab-American Association of New York, a co-chair of the National Women’s March, and was a co-founder of MPower Change.

Rebecca Vilkomerson is the Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace.

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Event 
Livestream

Background:
JVP policy statement on antisemitism
On Antisemitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice

Jewish Voice for Peace is a national, grassroots organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality, and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine. JVP has over 200,000 online supporters, over 70 chapters, a youth wing, a Rabbinic Council, an Artist Council, an Academic Advisory Council, and an Advisory Board made up of leading U.S. intellectuals and artists.

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