Accounting for the Israeli Occupation: Who Profits and How Can We Make a Difference?
Dalit Baum, PhD, an Israeli activist fresh back from a December trip to Palestine/ Israel, and co-founder of "Who Profits from the Occupation" (www.whoprofits.org), an activist research initiative of the Coalition of Women for Peace, has been researching corporate complicity in Israel's occupation and providing campaign support for dozens of corporate accountability campaigns around the world.
Dalit will give an overview for the economy of the occupation, the interests of the "One Percent" in its continuation, and describe ways in which grassroots economic activism campaigns are already succeeding in making a difference on the ground. Where is the global movement for Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions on Israel heading, and what are the challenges that lay ahead for it ?
Sponsored by Social Justice Committee of Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, co-sponsored by Jewish Voice For Peace - Bay Area, NorCal Friends of Sabeel, and Global Exchange. Fellowship Hall wheelchair accessible via ramp on the Bonita Avenue side. Suggested donations $5 - 10, but no one turned away for lack of funds!