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December 13, 2023 at 1.30pm – 3.00pm


Fighting Antisemitism Through the Lens of Collective Liberation

Please join Haymarket Books, Jewish Voice for Peace, and PARCEO for a timely conversation on fighting antisemitism through a collective liberation lens



As Israel's genocidal war against Palestinians rages on with full backing of the US government, we are witnessing a troubling rise in antisemitic bigotry and violence here at home. Jewish communal spaces have been graffitied with swastikas and neo-Nazis have marched through Madison. Alongside such disturbing trends, anti-Palestinian, anti-Arab, anti-Muslim, and Palestinian college students are experiencing mass censorship; three Palestinian college students were shot; a six-year-old Palestinian child was murdered; and rightwing white supremacists are gaining wide audiences. In this moment, the only answer is solidarity among our communities and a true commitment to collective liberation.

But a coordinated campaign from the Israeli and US governments and organizations like the Anti Defamation League (ADL) is aiming to misstate and even legally redefine antisemitism in order to buffer the Israeli government from accountability for its war crimes. We see this from the House of Representatives regularly pushing forward dangerous and harmful conflations between antisemitism with criticism of Israel, to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer delivering a speech on the Senate floor that misstates what antisemitism is and largely ignores the central threat of white nationalism in the fight against antisemitism. We need to understand what antisemitism is (and what it is not) so that we can fight it effectively, along with all forms of injustice.

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Barry Trachtenberg, Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History at Wake Forest University.

Nyle Fort, Assistant Professor, African American and African Diaspora Studies,
Columbia University

Beth Miller, Political Director, Jewish Voice for Peace Action

Nina Mehta, co-director of PARCEO


This event is co-sponsored by Haymarket BooksPARCEO,  Jewish Voice for Peace and Jewish Currents and is part of Until Liberation: A Series for Palestine by Haymarket Books cosponsored by Palestinian American Organizations Network, MondoweissSpectreDissentersTempestPalestine Deep DiveThe New Arab, and more. While all of our events are freely available, we ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of our important publishing and programming work. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Palestine Legal.