Fourth National BDS Conference (Palestinian Boycotts, Sanctions, Divestment National Committee [BNC])
Saturday, 8 June 2013
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
In light of the latest spectacular growth of the BDS movement around the world in the academic, cultural and economic domains, this conference aims to enhance and expand Palestinian civil society’s active implementation of BDS as an effective and popular strategy of resistance that is deeply rooted in the heritage of Palestinian popular resistance and that is also inspired by the South African anti-apartheid struggle and the US civil rights movement.
The conference will feature:
- Solidarity video messages from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Roger Waters and Marcel Khalifeh
- Presentations by leading trade unionists, academics, women and youth activists, writers and other civil society representatives
- Workshops culminating months of community meetings to develop strategies for local sector-based BDS campaigns
The conference embodies the unified and determined Palestinian will to exercise our inalienable right to self determination through ending Israel’s occupation, apartheid and denial of our refugees’ right of return. This in turn requires intensifying BDS globally to isolate Israel in all fields and hold it accountable to its obligations under international law.
(Simultaneous Translation is Available)