Why BDS Matters: A Town Hall Discussion About Illegal Occupation-In Palestine and Unceded Indigenous Lands




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    A Vancouver Town Hall on the Green Party of Canada’s Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Policy

    WHO: Lisa Barrett, former Green Party of Canada International Affairs critic and candidate for Vancouver Center;

    Dimitri Lascaris, former Green Party of Canada Justice Critic and candidate for London West;

    Sid Shniad, National Steering Committee, Independent Jewish Voices;

    Audrey Siegl, Musqueam First Natio artist and activist. 2014 candidate for Vancouver City Council

    WHAT: A town hall on the Green Party of Canada’s recently adopted policy expressing support for the use of boycott, divestment and sanctions in order to bring an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.

    WHEN: Friday, October 21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, PDT

    WHERE: St James Community Hall 3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, B.C.

    WHY: This adoption of this resolution led to Green Party leader Elizabeth May threatening to resign the leadership. The defence of the policy by Ms. Barrett and Mr. Lascaris ultimately led to their removal from the Green Party shadow cabinet by Ms. May. The BDS policy will now be a central focus of the Green Party’s upcoming special general meeting in Calgary in early December, where the party will revisit the resolution and determine next steps. It will be helpful for Green Party members and the public at large to understand the pros and cons of the resolution. This town hall is intended to generate a constructive discussion about the BDS policy. All points of view are welcome.