The Anti-Boycott Act & The Threat to Free Speech @ SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle, Los Angeles [15 August]

The Anti-Boycott Act & The Threat to Free Speech

19:00 - 21:00

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SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle
1525 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90035
Be prepared for a vigorous Q & A when the Markaz and LA Jews for Peace present constitutional lawyer Stephen Rohde on Tuesday, August 15, 7-9 pm. As a legal scholar Rohde will dissect the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S-720 & HR-1697) now moving through Congress, with support from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The discussion takes place at the Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., LA 90035 (street and on-site parking available). There is a requested donation of $10 (no one turned away). Soft drinks will be served.

This program is one in the long-running series Progressive Conversations on Israel/Palestine and US Middle East Foreign Policy, a joint project of The Markaz and LA Jews for Peace.

In a defensive, some would say pre-emptive move, AIPAC and other Israel backers are calling for the censorship of those who would support the peaceful Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement critical of Israel's 50-year occupation of the Palestinian territories. These bills, if enacted, would be a clear violation of the First Amendment because they criminalize political speech. The ACLU is leading the fight against these bills, and Stephen Rohde, our speaker, is past chair of the ACLU Foundation with especial expertise in Constitutional issues.
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