Dear endorsers and friends of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel,
USACBI has been organizing for over 10 years to advocate for the academic and cultural boycott of Israel in defense of Palestinian rights and in support of Palestinian liberation. Responding to the call of Palestinian academics and cultural workers, USACBI endorsers, organizers and advocates continue to work to expand the space on campus and in our communities to advance Palestinian narratives, resist repression and lawfare, and organize for justice in Palestine.
In order to keep our work expanding, growing and making change, your support is needed! This Giving Tuesday, we are asking you to donate to USACBI to continue to build this advocacy on and off campus and to support the call for academic and cultural boycott of Israel.
At a moment when the BDS and the campaign to boycott Israel is under attack by Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs and the U.S. State Department, when anti-BDS legislation, complicit university administrations and censorious tech corporations are locking arms to try to shut down Palestinian voices, the work and advocacy of USACBI is particularly critical.
USACBI Advisory Board members like Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi and her colleague Prof. Tomomi Kinukawa at San Francisco State University have come under sustained attack for their inclusive vision of justice and creation of open classrooms and other academic activities highlighting Palestinian narratives. Lawfare campaigns have targeted principled academic organizations like the American Studies Association as well as its board members.
USACBI Organizing Collective members at the University of Hawai’i, New York University, the Claremont Colleges and the University of Massachusetts – Boston, among others, have come under a series of attacks because of their role in pushing back against this repression, organizing activities and webinars as part of We Will Not Be Silenced, the national day of action rejecting the censorship of tech companies like Zoom as well as university complicity in the censorship and criminalization of Palestinian political speech.
And while this continues, inside Palestine, Palestinian faculty and students are subjected to military arrests, detention without charge or trial, home demolition, land confiscation and a relentless process of apartheid, dispossession and colonization — while millions more Palestinians are denied their right to return home, while Palestinians in Gaza fight to study under siege and manufactured deprivation.
This Giving Tuesday, join the fightback. Your donation to USACBI will help sustain and advance the campaign for the academic and cultural boycott of Israel, building the global and Palestinian picket line and standing firmly on the side of justice and liberation.
Thank you for all of your support, your voices and your commitment to justice!
Your donations to USACBI’s educational work are tax deductible. They are handled by Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition (PRRC), a U.S.-based, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Join us for Palestine Writes!
The entire event will be virtual, and registration is free at https://palestinewrites.vfairs.com/.
Palestine Writes will bring together writers, artists, publishers, booksellers, and scholars to hold conversations about art, literature, and the intersections between culture, struggle, and politics. There will be workshops, cooking demonstrations, mustic, children’s programming, prizes, networking, and much more on a cutting edge virtual platform. Make sure to visit the USACBI virtual table while you are there!
Register and learn more: https://palestinewrites.vfairs.com/.