David Lloyd, of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel’s Organizing Committee, authored the following...
Action Alert: National Day of Action for Academic and Cultural Boycott, March 30, 2012
USACBI is calling for a National Academic and Cultural Boycott Day on March 30, 2012, which is Land Day, the Global BDS Day of Solidarity with Palestine. On this day, which commemorates the murder of Palestinians inside Israel as they fought against the theft of their land in 1976 and has become an ongoing day to honor and strengthen the struggle of indigenous Palestinians to exist on their land throughout all of historic Palestine, we ask you to join us in solidarity actions through cultural boycott of Israel. We ask students, academics, artists, poets, hip hop MCs, and all others to stand in support of the Palestinian call for the academic and cultural boycott of Israel by
(1) performing poetry, screening films, displaying art and sharing cultural production related to the Palestinian struggle for self-determination and the global struggle against imperialism and war and for social justice;
(2) opposing Study Abroad programs in Israel, wherever they are established, and challenging the complicity of US academic institutions with Israel through other programs, such as scientific research that directly or indirectly supports the Israeli military establishment, etc.
More information and ideas for activities will follow! Please stay tuned or contact us at: email@example.com.