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BOYCOTT. Documentary and Panel Discussion. Voices from the Holy Land.

BOYCOTT. Documentary and Panel Discussion. Voices from the Holy Land.

Date(s) - 10/09/2022
4:00 am - 6:00 am

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Steven S Lapham
Voices from the Holy Land

On Sunday October 9, at 4pm ET, join Peter Beinart in a discussion of the documentary BOYCOTT. This is a time-limited viewing opportunity. Register at, view the film for free at your convenience for 4 days, then join the Zoom on Sunday.

When a news publisher in Arkansas, an attorney in Arizona, and a speech therapist in Texas are told they must choose between their jobs and their political beliefs, they launch legal battles that expose an attack on freedom of speech across 33 states in America. BOYCOTT traces the impact of state legislation designed to penalize individuals and companies that choose to boycott Israel due to its human rights record. A legal thriller with “accidental plaintiffs” at the center of the story, BOYCOTT is a bracing look at the far-reaching implications of anti-boycott legislation and an inspiring tale of everyday Americans standing up to protect our rights in an age of shifting politics and threats to freedom of speech.

Panelists & Moderator:
* Peter Beinart is Editor-at-Large, Jewish Currents; MSNBC Contributor; Professor of Journalism and Political Science, Newmark School of Journalism, CUNY; Fellow, Foundation for Middle East Peace; and frequent contributor to the New York Times. He publishes The Beinart Newsletter online, writing, “I don’t think the U.S. possesses any inherent right to run the world. If America wants moral authority, it must earn it. And I believe that the best way to secure the safety of the Jewish people, my people, is through equality and justice for Palestinians. I hope these principles foster a different kind of conversation.”
* Jen Marlowe is an author, documentary filmmaker, playwright, journalist, and human rights/social justice activist. Jen is the Communications Associate for Just Vision, which “fills a media gap on Israel-Palestine through independent storytelling and strategic audience engagement.” She was the co-producer of the Just Vision documentary Naila and the Uprising (2017) and founder of Donkeysaddle Projects, which uses film, writing, theatre, and other artistic platforms to amplify the resilience and courage of those who have been marginalized and oppressed and are choosing resistance with humanity and dignity.
* Bahia Amawi is a protagonist in the Just Vision’s latest documentary, BOYCOTT. Bahia is a Palestinian-American speech therapist for Austin public schools, a mother of four young children, and an observant Muslim. After she was fired from her job for refusing to sign the state’s anti-boycott pledge, Bahia remained undaunted, suing the State of Texas and thus becoming a First Amendment defender as well as a powerful symbol for the Muslim-American community in Texas, the largest in the United States.
* Mnar Adley is founder, CEO, and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media, and journalism start-ups. Mnar started her career as an independent multimedia journalist covering Midwest and national politics while focusing on civil liberties and social justice issues. She posted her reporting and exclusive interviews on her blog MintPress, which grew into the global news source it is today: MintPress News. In 2009, she also became among the first American women to wear the hijab to anchor and report the news in U.S. media.

Sponsored by Voices from the Holy Land,
Co-sponsored by United Methodist Kairos Response, and Methodist Foundation for Social Action.
Supporter Organizations: Friends of Sabeel North America; Mennonite Palestine Israel Network; Pax Christi USA; Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network; Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); Quaker Palestine Israel Network; CAIR Houston; MD4BDS; Unitarian Universalist for Justice in the Middle East; Indiana Center for Middle East Peace; Disciples Palestine-Israel Network; Virginia Coalition for Human Rights.

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