Speaking Event: Pinkwashing Apartheid

When & Where
Stanford University - LGBT Center
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
April 18, 2013 - 6:00pm
Regina Johnson
415 320 7416

Sherry Wolf is a public speaker, writer, socialist and Palestine solidarity activist with Adalah-NY. She blogs at SherryTalksBack.wordpress.com.

Imprisoned behind hundreds of miles of border walls, subjected to indiscriminate killings, and deprived of basic human dignity, Palestinians are asking for our solidarity.

Join a discussion about how we can advance the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign at UC Berkeley.

Apologists for Israel push a "pinkwashing" public relations campaign that promotes a supposedly progressive record of LGBT rights to divert attention away from apartheid conditions and to conjure an image of Israel as a democratic "light unto the nations."

No amount of pinkwashing can justify apartheid or the genocidal violence faced by Palestinians. In Sherry's words: "It is up to activists - Jewish lesbians like myself, straight gentiles, everyone who cares about social justice - to stand up to Israel's racist policies and those who help to veil them."