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Amal Rana: The importance of anti-Israeli apartheid organizing

Panel on Settler Colonialisms, Queer Activism and Pinkwashing of Israeli Apartheid

by Isaac Oommen

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Amal Rana: The importance of anti-Israeli apartheid organizing

Amal Rana introduces the panel and speaks about Queers Against Israeli Apartheid actions in Vancouver past and present.

Panel speakers included Mike Rebs speaking about pinkwashing and redwashing, and Nada Elia on the corporate interests behind pinkwashing.

From the organizers:

Lately, you’ve probably been hearing words like pinkwashing, settler colonialism, and homonationalism. Maybe you heard that there were a bunch of queer and trans folks wearing hedgehog masks and holding pink signs about Israeli apartheid at the Queer Film Festival. Or you’ve wondered what queer solidarity for Palestine looks like? And how radical queer and trans folks can support Indigenous struggles on Turtle Island or what the connections are between Canadian and Israeli settler colonialisms? Ever wanted to figure out how we can resist pinkwashing and build genuine movements of solidarity that resist all forms of colonialism and occupation? Or perhaps you just want one of those really cool QuAIA bandanas? 

With the help of some fabulous speakers, QuAIA Vancouver is putting on a panel to discuss some of these very questions, share great info, engage in some discussion and help build radical queer and trans communities.

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