JVP Response to the Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform

The Jews of Color Caucus, organized in partnership with Jewish Voice for Peace, has released a full statement in solidarity and co-resistance with the Movement for Black Lives. Read the statement here.

Jewish Voice for Peace is following the leadership of Jews of Color in partnership with JVP as to how we can best contribute to realizing the demands and vision for Black lives laid out in the inspiring, bold Movement for Black Lives platform. Because the leadership team of JVP is currently all white Ashkenazi Jews, we are slowing down to ensure our members who are Jews of Color can lead the way, particularly in matters of racial justice. This is part of our ongoing project to dismantle white supremacy inside of JVP.

We are deeply disappointed by the response from a number of Jewish organizations to the platform, particularly the “Invest-Divest” section that endorses the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and makes a clear call for Black/Palestinian solidarity. These Jewish organizations are rejecting a thorough and inspiring transformational set of policy ideas developed by a broad coalition of Black leaders simply because these Black leaders have explicitly linked the experiences and struggles of Palestinians with their own.

JVP endorses the Movement for Black Lives platform in its entirety, without reservation.

The Jews of Color Caucus, organized in partnership with Jewish Voice for Peace, has released a full statement in solidarity and co-resistance with the Movement for Black Lives. Read the statement here.

 

 



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