04/06/2013 - 05/06/2013
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG
SOAS, University of London Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Voices from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement
Edited by: Rich Wiles. Foreword by: Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Join War on Want for the launch of a must-read book about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
Generation Palestine brings together Palestinian and international activists in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. With essays written by a wide selection of contributors, Generation Palestine follows the BDS movement’s model of inclusivity and collaboration.
Contributors include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ken Loach, Iain Banks, Ronnie Kasrils, Professor Richard Falk, Ilan Pappe, Omar Barghouti, Ramzy Baroud and Archbishop Attallah Hannah, alongside other internationally acclaimed artists, writers, academics and grassroots activists.
Speakers at book launch events include:
Book editor Rich Wiles, a photographic artist, writer and activist, whose work has been widely exhibited internationally. His books include Behind the Wall (2010).
Book contributors: Rafeef Ziadah, War on Want Senior Campaigns Officer and member of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions international coordinating committee andDavid Randall guitarist, producer and composer. David has contributed to multi-million selling albums by Grammy Award winning artist Dido and has toured the world a number of times performing with UK dance act Faithless.
Dates and Locations:
- Sheffield 3 July Meeting at St. Matthews meeting room (next to St. Matthews church), Carver Street, Sheffield S1 4FE. Tea and coffee from 7pm meeting start 7:30pm
- London 4 July at SOAS, University of London Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG at 6:30pm
- Manchester 5 July at Friends Meeting House 6 Mount Street M2 5NS (opposite central Library) at 7pm
Generation Palestine will be available for purchase at a discounted price at all events, and isalso available from Pluto Press
“Reading this book, talking about it and acting upon its ideas is a further political act against an injustice that has lasted a lifetime”
“The BDS movement is the most enlightened, imaginative, moral, fearless and dynamic blow for freedom I have known for many years. I believe it will be a vital factor in the liberation of Palestine. The inspiring voices in this book will help achieve that goal”
The London event is hosted with SOAS Palestine Society. Events in Sheffield and Manchester are hosted by their respective Palestine Solidarity Campaigns.