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Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine
February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
JHoin us at our launch event featuring a panel discussion with:
CORNEL WEST—philosopher, activist and professor
OMAR BARGHOUTI—founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement
RAMI YOUNIS—cultural activist and fellow at the Harvard divinity school
YARA DOUMANI and ANCHITA DASGUPTA: ORGANIZERS FROM BROWN DIVEST—a recent student movement at Brown University that saw success in getting the Brown Advisory Committee to vote in favor of divesting from companies facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine .
Palestinian land and livelihood have been stolen with the active support of the United States and the complicity of institutions like Harvard. Join us to say “Harvard Out Now!”
Palestinian land is stolen through annexation and Israeli settlement movement’s expansion into the West Bank. The recent “peace” plan proposed by the Trump administration legitimizes this occupation of Palestinian land and restricts 4 million Palestinians to mere slivers of land simply because they are not Jewish. Palestinians live under apartheid.
Palestinians in Gaza are subject to a siege where their water and food supply is controlled by Israel and leveraged as a weapon of war. The UN reported that Gaza would be unlivable by 2020—this year.
Palestinians in Israel are made second-class citizens—through a system of 67 discriminatory laws. The state of Israel refuses to grant citizenship rights to the millions of indigenous Palestinians made stateless by their policies, including those in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan.
We demand that Harvard:
1. Disclose direct and indirect investments in companies complicit in human rights abuses towards Palestinians,
2. Divest all direct and indirect holdings in these companies,
3. Reinvest in Palestinian history, culture, and communities
In the footsteps of the campaign to pressure Harvard to divest from South African Apartheid, join us to say “Harvard out NOW!”
Whether you agree, disagree or have no idea about what is happening in Palestine, we would love to have you!
Harvard Jewish Coalition for Peace
Harvard College Act On a Dream
Harvard Organization for Prison Education and Advocacy
Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign
Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard
The Task Force on Asian and Pacific American Studies
Harvard for Bernie
Society of Arab Students
Harvard Asian American Womxn’s Association
Jewish Voice for Peace Boston
Student Labor Action Movement
Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition
P.S There will be food!