Organizing Collective


Organizing Committee

Dunya Alwan, Birthright Unplugged

Rebecca Comay, University of Toronto

Andrew Dalack, National Lawyers Guild

Nada Elia, Antioch University, Seattle

Read Nada Elia’s “A turning point for the US solidarity movement”

Cynthia Franklin, University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

Read Cynthia Franklin’s “Sightseeing in the Apartheid State: From Ben Gurion to the West Bank”

Sasha Gelzin, organizer

Jess Ghannam, University of California, San Francisco

Terri Ginsberg, Committee on the Open Discussion of Zionism, New Yorkers Against the Cornell Technion Partnership (NYACT)

Salah D. Hassan, Michigan State University

Lena Ibrahim, Students for Justice in Palestine

Remi Kanazi, poet, writer, editor

Watch Remi Kanazi perform his poetry on GRIT TV

Rima Kapitan, Kapitan Law Office Ltd.

Read Rima Kapitan’s “On Myths, Straw Men and Academic Freedom”

Charlotte Kates, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

David Klein, California State University, Northridge

Read David Klein’s “Support for Israel must stop”

Dennis Kortheuer, California State University, Long Beach

Michael Letwin, Co-Convener, New York City Labor Against the War; Former President, Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW Local 2325; Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition-NY

David Lloyd, University of California, Riverside

Read David Lloyd’s “Protest takes nonviolent approach toward preserving intellectual freedom in Israel”

Alex Lubin, University of New Mexico

Sunaina Maira, University of California, Davis

Rima Najjar Merriman, Al-Quds University

Fred Moten, University of California, Riverside

Read Fred Moten’s “The New International of Insurgent feeling. Watch the video of his speech..

Bill Mullen, Purdue University

Nadine Naber, University of Illinois, Chicago

David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University

Read David Palumbo-Liu’s “Millennials are over Israel: A new generation, outraged over Gaza, rejects Washington’s reflexive support”

Jordana Rosenberg, University of Massachussetts, Amherst

Bob Ross, Point Park University

Steven Salaita, Virginia Tech University

Neferti Tadiar, Barnard College

Malini Schueller, University of Florida

Founding Members

Rabab Abdulhadi, San Francisco State University

Lara Deeb, Scripps College

Sherna Berger Gluck, California State University, Long Beach

Listen to Sherna Gluck interview Richard Falk on BDS

Sondra Hale, University of California, Los Angeles

Read Sondra Hale’s “Critics of the AAUP Report”

Marcy Newman

Read Marcy Newman’s “The Fallacy of Academic Freedom and the Academic Boycott of Israel”

Magid Shihade, Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine

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