Crackdown on BDS: Criminalization of Dissent? | Tuesday, April 26 @ 6:30 pm | United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto

On February 18, 2016 Canadian parliament passed a motion condemning “any and all attempts by Canadian organizations, groups or individuals to promote the BDS [Boycott Divestment Sanctions against Israeli apartheid] movement, both here at home and abroad.”

• What are the legal implications of this motion? Is BDS being criminalized?
• What is the political and transnational context?
• How have activists and university campuses been affected by the vilification of BDS?
• What does this mean for the BDS movement?
This speakers panel and discussion addresses this recent anti-BDS offensive including legal, campus-based, labour, and social movement reflections and analysis.

Organized by: Faculty for Palestine
Endorsed by: Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) and U of T Divest

This event is wheelchair acccessible. Admission is Free. Invite your friends on Facebook here.


  • Faisal Bhabha, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, and founding member of Arab Canadian Lawyers Association (ACLA)
  • Rajean Hoilett, Chairperson, Canadian Federation of Students Ontario
  • Dania Majid, Founder, Executive Member Arab Canadian Lawyers Association (ACLA)
  • David McNally, Professor of Political Science, York University and York University Faculty Association ( YUFA) steward
  • Issam Yamani, Palestinian activist

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Website: www.faculty4palestine
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