The following message, along with a PDF of the first 1000 signatures of USACBI’s petition, was sent to Joy Harjo on December 8, 2012. The petition is still collecting signatures and will send additional signatures to Joy Harjo – please sign on!
Dear Joy Harjo,
We write you today on behalf of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. Our Campaign is rooted in thePalestinian call upon academics and cultural workers of the world to take a stand for human rights and social justice by adopting the academic and cultural boycott of the state of Israel.
Over 1,000 people have signed the petition initiated by USACBI to date. This petition was written in order to urge you, now that you know about the boycott of Israel, to act in accord with the Palestinian call for BDS and cancel your performance at Tel Aviv University.
It is not too late. The performance has not yet happened. With your actions, you have the opportunity to have your voice against occupation, for human rights, and for compassion be heard ever more strongly and clearly – by cancelling your performance.
We urge you to join the global picket line of Israel – and not cross it. We would be happy to speak with you further about this.
Nada Elia and Remi Kanazi
Organizing Collective members
US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel